Say Hello to Math in Universal Preschool
A thougthfully articulated preschool curriculum for mathematics can be the difference between children who develop a foundation of mathematical knowledge and skills and children who are adept only at rote procedures and filling in worksheets.
Carrie's Expertise Can Support Your Work
We all work diligently at teaching our children to read; however, you may be surprised to learn that mastering early mathematics skills predicts later school success even more than reading ability does (Duncan et al. 2007). Helping children with math should start at an early age when kids' brains are most pliable. Support preschoolers in becoming math-positive learners by articulating a thoughtful, developmentally-appropriate set of outcomes and skills. Teachers rely on state guidance to identify these essential experiences for children. States rely on Carrie for expertise in writing and revising preschool learning guidelines. As an early childhood and elementary educator with over 25 years' experience as a teacher and consultant in Texas, California, Kansas, Utah, Idaho, and other states, Carrie can lend a critical eye to existing documents and suggest thoughtful, up-to-date revisions. If you're just beginning the journey of writing a state-wide preschool curriculum, Carrie can suggest an outline that aligns with national standards and state outcomes.
What are the must-haves for preschool math? Counting, measurement, geometry and spatial thinking, classifying and patterning? What about calendar? Are worksheets or centers better? What types of manipulatives should our program buy? How much school time should be spent in mathematics learning?
Carrie can answer all these questions and any others you have! Contact Carrie for a quote on professional development and consulting.