NEW YORK, May 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Scholastic has
announced the launch of PreK On My
Way, a comprehensive PreK program, with print and
digital resources available in both English and Spanish. At the
heart of the program is the Mind Builder™ skill-building
methodology, developed with the Yale Child Study Center to support
social-emotional learning, executive function skills, motivation,
and creativity. PreK On My
Way also incorporates UTHealth's Children's Learning
Institute's Developing Talkers/Hablemos Juntos research
model, which is proven to significantly expand children's receptive
and expressive vocabulary skills.
To learn more, visit: www.scholastic.com/prekonmyway.
"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."
PreK On My Way supports
social-emotional learning and language development by
providing educators with an equitable, developmentally-appropriate
model for early learning, with evidence-based assessments and daily
read-alouds, structured for large groups, small group activities,
and independent learning centers. The program also provides access
to a collection of authentic, culturally relevant books, in
addition to fun and engaging songs and games that foster critical
thinking and reasoning. Throughout each lesson, mascots
Scout the Squirrel, Pablo the Parrot, and Lala the Lizard
guide children on their learning journeys as they build skills
across content areas: language, literacy, math, science, fine arts,
physical development, social studies, and technology.
Authors of PreK On My Way
include leading researchers and educators: Tricia Zucker, Ph.D., of the Children's
Learning Institute at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth;
Linda Mayes, M.D., of the
Yale Child Study Center; and Jie-Qi Chen, Ph.D., of the
Erikson Institute. Its research-based approach is
designed to meet individual state standards and Head Start Early
The full PreK On My Way
- 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
- 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.
For more information about Scholastic (NASDAQ: SCHL), the global
children's publishing, education and media company, visit the
Company's media room: http://mediaroom.scholastic.com.
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