Scholastic Launches Early Childhood Program
PreK On My Way™, Designed in Collaboration with UTHealth’s Children’s Learning Institute and Yale Child Study Center, Brings Together the Latest Early Childhood Education Research in Language, Literacy, Math, and Social-Emotional Development
“Every child deserves a strong foundation in learning, and PreK On My Way balances the social-emotional and academic skills needed for thriving in kindergarten and beyond,” said Richard Robinson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Scholastic. “Scholastic brings significant experience in the field of early learning, first publishing a successful PreK curriculum 25 years ago, in addition to more than 100 years of bringing engaging literacy materials to students. Today, we are looking forward to combining our rich legacy, array of books, and digital learning resources with the powerful expertise of the Children’s Learning Institute and Yale Child Study Center. Our youngest learners will benefit from this much-needed support as they enter PreK for the very first time this fall.”
- High-quality literature: Children learn through a rich selection of more than 350 print and digital books featuring exciting, interactive stories that have been transadapted between English and Spanish. These stories reflect children’s own lives and experiences, while introducing them to new worlds of discovery. Additional digital resources, such as My Big World™ and Watch & Learn Library™, are also available to complement PreK On My Way instruction.
- Hands-on learning: With a gradual release approach, children take an active role in their own learning through hands-on small group activities and purposeful play in independent centers. All learning is connected to the week’s concept question, creating an immersive learning experience each week.
- Family engagement: Through the digital Family Exchange portal, available via smartphone, tablet, or computer, caregivers gain access to original bilingual activities including play ideas, songs, and writing or question prompts that create a two-way learning exchange between school and home.
- Teacher support: Best practices for responsive teaching, classroom management, and meaningful family engagement are embedded throughout the program; resources include a digital Teacher Hub with customizable lesson planning, an implementation guide, teaching guides, read-aloud cards, and activity cards.
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