Preparing Young Children for School
U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences
Important factors in providing instruction in preschool include:
- Intentional instruction
- Interaction and conversation
- Sequentially built lessons
- Scheduling time for intentional learning and recognizing everyone’s backgrounds and experiences
Ensuring that all children are well prepared for elementary school is a priority for parents, caregivers, guardians, and policy makers. To address this priority, the What Works Clearinghouse, in conjunction with an expert panel, distilled recent research into seven recommendations for preschool educators.