Diverse Learners- Early Childhood


Questions regarding Early Childhood student support and resources?

Jennifer McKay
Senior Director Early Childhood

Judy Cummings
Literacy Coordinator

Early Childhood and Family Education provides information and resources to support children and families birth to age 8. We offer professional development covering the Oklahoma Academic Standards and best practices for early childhood classrooms. Oklahoma's 8-Year Strategic Plan, Oklahoma Edge, has a critical goal:

Every child deserves and must have the opportunity for a strong, competitive education that can lead to a productive and fulfilling life.

The Early Childhood office will support this goal by building on the Oklahoma Edge pillars:

  • Pillar 1: Achieve academic success
  • Pillar 2: Build exceptional educators and schools
  • Pillar 3: Create engaged communities

Diverse Learner Presentation- Who Are Diverse Learners?

Early Childhood Briefs

Summer 2019 / Brief 1- Who are early childhood learners, and what are some strategies for instructional success?

Fall 2019 / Brief 2- The importance of play in the cognitive and emotional development of early childhood.

Spring 2020 / Brief 3- Recognizing diversity in the first year of schooling.

Summer 2020 / Brief 4- Best practice to address early childhood "summer slide." Supplemental resource and activity sheet is available here.

Additional resources may be found on the SDE Early Childhood and Family Education page.

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Last updated on May 26, 2020