Resources to empower
School readiness focuses on a young child’s social, cognitive, physical, and emotional development to ensure a successful transition into school. Children in this range need a strong developmental foundation from birth to 36 months of age. They will learn age-appropriate interaction with the environment and others.
Nancy Sherod and Ana Garcia, welcome you to our Early Education and Development Podcast, Tomorrow’s Readiness, Starts Today. Each month we will introduce you to someone who is playing an important role in the Preschool to Third Grade initiatives. We will fill you in on some of the key topics that impact learning environments for our littlest learners, and share with you some of the awesome things we are doing here in the Early Education and Development Department at the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools. All episodes can be found wherever you listen to your podcasts!
Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is a great opportunity to engage families and build a strong foundation for family-school partnerships. By welcoming families and establishing strong partnerships, both parents and teachers can begin to lay the foundation for the best learning outcomes for their youngest learners.
San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools has put together Evidence-Based Practices Playlists. These playlists include many evidence-based practices for educators. The Student Group Focused evidence practices include: Students with Disabilities Suspension, Students with Disabilities Pupil Engagement, Students with Disabilities English Learners Progress, Students with Disabilities Academic Progress, Homeless, Foster Youth, English Learners. The Performance Indicator Focused Playlists include: Math, Literacy, Early Literacy, College and Career Readiness, Chronic Absenteeism. The other playlists include: Work-based Learning, Substance-Use Prevention, Student Events to Support Engagement, STEM Education, Social Emotional Learning (SEL), School Based Health Centers, PBIS, Nutrition Education and Physical Activity, New Teacher Induction, MTSS, Mental Health, Leadership, Health Literacy, Food Insecurity, Family Engagement, Expanded Learning, Early Education, CTE, Community Schools, and Community Engagement.
The Root Cause Analysis Inquiry Guide: 2022-2023 Special Education Common Problems of Practice Edition is a supplementary resource designed to support teams in conducting root cause analysis investigations that incorporate qualitative and quantitative data. The intention of this guide is to support school teams in identifying the causes behind problems in their Special Education programs. The ultimate goal is to successfully address the common issues that plague our school systems and improve outcomes for students with disabilities. This 2022-23 guide was developed by the System Improvement Leads.
Educational technology facilitates learning experiences that are targeted, relevant, actively engaging, socially connected, and growth-oriented. The two-day Learning, Innovation, and Technology in Education (LITE) conference will support educators in developing technological and pedagogical knowledge in support of effective teaching and learning.
Get free access to professional development to support early childhood teachers, CECO provides modules based on state-of-the-art information and best practices in one centralized location to meet the ever-changing needs of the early childhood field.
Quality Start San Bernardino County (QSSB) is our county’s Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) designed to help child care programs, preschools, and alternative school-readiness programs, provide the highest quality early learning experiences possible. QSSB supports quality early learning by: 1. Establishing standards that define what quality means and looks like for early care and education programs. 2. Measuring programs using these standards. 3. Offering and connecting educators to professional development opportunities. 4. Helping parents and caregivers find quality programs for their children.
The following resources are available to assist you in using the ELPAC practice and training tests.
CDE's Website for English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) resources
The California Department of Education (CDE) developed a series of videos demonstrating integrated ELD instruction and its related designated ELD instruction during ELA, mathematics, and science. The Integrated and Designated ELD Video Series demonstrates the relationship between the California English Language Development Standards (CA ELD Standards) and the state content standards. When used in tandem, English learner students build English proficiency, refine academic use of English, and access subject area content in transitional kindergarten/kindergarten through grade twelve.
ELA/ELD Framework Vignettes and Snapshots Chart
A Collection of Resources That Support the Implementation of the English Language Arts/English Language Development Framework.
This website gives an overview of the Multilingual Programs available in the California School System.
This article shares easy and fun ways to ensure that your child starts the school year off right.
This is a guide for embracing students with special needs in multilingual programs and it is available for FREE!
If you're the parent of a beginning reader, chances are you're hearing a lot about phonics. Here's what you need to know about how your child will learn phonics — and how you can help practice phonics at home.
The California State Seal of Biliteracy (SSB) Requirements Poster may be printed on large paper and hung in classrooms, guidance counselor offices, and other areas where students and parents may see it.
Recognitions provided to students on the Path to Biliteracy or Multiliteracy.
These multicultural booklists for young children introduce a wide range of concepts, themes, and activities and feature a diverse range of children and families. The 40+ booklists are organized by topic/theme, and many of the books are available in bilingual editions or in multiple languages.
Unite for Literacy offers bilingual children’s e-books in Spanish and English. Navigating the site is simple. Use the tool bar at the top to check out the various book categories (nature, technology, health and others) or search for specific titles. It’s also the place to select the text language (either English or Spanish) and audio translation. Audio translation is available in over 30 languages!
The Backpack Connection Series was created by TACSEI to provide a way for teachers and parents/caregivers to work together to help young children develop social emotional skills and reduce challenging behavior. The Backpack Connection Series was created by TACSEI to provide a way for teachers and parents/caregivers to work together to help young children develop social emotional skills and reduce challenging behavior.
The Backpack Connection Series was created by TACSEI to provide a way for teachers and parents/caregivers to work together to help young children develop social emotional skills and reduce challenging behavior.
Young children can learn about literacy through everyday activities at home.