Curriculum & Instruction

TATS supports staff in the development and implementation of curriculum and instruction which address Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards with emphasis on strategies and accommodations that support Universal Design for Learning.

Supports for Specially Designed Instruction

 pryamidTATS Talks about Supports and Adaptations with links

NAEYC new Position Statement on Developmentally Appropriate Practice

Developmentally Appropriate Activities for Young Children

Gateway to Learning – Closing the Gap – Importance of PreK (Teachers’ Guide)

Essentials for Supporting Young Children

Teaching lessons that Last a Lifetime 

Universal Design for Learning – Early Childhood

Head Start Center for Inclusion – Teacher Tools

Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards – Birth – K

Recommended Practices from Council for Exceptional Children Department of Early Childhood

Adaptive Skills

Strategies for Incorporating Adaptive Skills into Classroom Instruction                                                                                The documents at this link provide strategies for teaching self-care skills during daily classroom routines. Documents include correlations of self-care skills with Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards and with the Battelle Developmental Inventory – Second Edition.

Embedding Instruction in Self-care and Adaptive Skills

Motor Skills

Strategies for incorporating motor skills into classroom  instruction.

Ways to Get Kids Moving from Head Start, Body Start

Best Practices for Incorporating Motor Skills – from Nemours

Embedding Instruction of Motor Skills

Communication Skills

Strategies for incorporating communication skills into classroom instruction.

Enhancing Children’s Language Development in Preschool Classrooms – a series of 7 articles

TATS Talks to Professionals – Supporting Communication

TATS Talks to Professionals – Supporting Communication and Literacy

Addressing Communication Standards in the Classroom – Correlations BDI-2NU and FELDS

Embedding Instruction of Communication Skills

Cognitive & Pre-Academic Skills

Strategies for incorporating pre-academic readiness skills into classroom instruction.

Development of Math Concepts from Scholastic Teacher Resources

Math in Early Childhood Classrooms – list of resources

Ten Things Children Learn From Block Play

Read Repeat – Suggestions from Center for Early Learning and Literacy (pdf for download)

Adventures in a Box – Suggestions for Easy but Interesting Literacy Activities for School and Home – from Center for Early Learning and Literacy (pdf for download)

Embedding Instruction of Early Literacy and Pre-academic Skills

Social Emotional Skills

Strategies for incorporating social emotional skills into the classroom instruction.

Tips to Consider – Reflecting on Challenging Behavior

Addressing Social Skills in the Classroom – Correlations to BDI-2NU and FELDS

Grouping Children for Social Growth

Supports for Helping Children Learn Play Skills

Developing and Teaching a Social Lesson

Tool for Teaching Social Skills from CEC

Self Regulation Briefs from UNC

Resources for Trauma-informed systems from FSU Center for Prevention & Early Intervention Policy

1-2-3 Care Toolkit – Trauma-informed care

Embedding Instruction of Social Emotional Skills

Ideas for Classrooms

Links below are focus areas from “Rock Your Classroom” – Evidence-based Practices for Early Childhood Classrooms.

Administrator’s Checklist – fillable form

rock your classroom

One-page Quick Links to Focus Areas

classroom spaces lesson planning  embedding link   engagement and responsiveness  individualizing instruction  behavior   ESE services   resources

classroom management  self care and motor skills   communication and language                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                tool kit for data checklist  entire document

Universal Design for Learning

Resources for Evidence-based PracticesResources for Evidence-based Practices

Head Start Center for Inclusion – Teacher Tools

Florida Early Learning Standards