targeted interventions and supports

Academic Learning: Foundational Practices

Using an effective core curriculum and intentional teaching

An effective core curriculum is one that is based on research evidence, is developmentally appropriate, and covers all domains of learning—for example, language, literacy, math, and social-emotional development. Intentional teaching occurs through the purposeful organization of the classroom environment and the provision of planned, developmentally appropriate activities to help children learn and develop key school readiness skills.