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Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Sequential Order of Skills

While attending the NAEYC conference recently in D.C., I was able to introduce many preschool teachers to the new POCET program that is a preschool organizational tool for preschool settings. I was again amazed (as mentioned in a previous post) that many preschool settings have not listed their preschool skills/guidelines in developmental order. That should be the first step in addressing the progress of individual children. I doubt a teacher can track a child without tracking skills in the order they should be introduced and supported. As mentioned earlier, I do think this is a problem with many core curriculum standards. They are listed randomly instead of in order of introduction. When tracking children, this order is essential.


At 1:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am interested in this new POCET program, but my budget does not allow $99 for it. Is there a site I can go to for more information? I would like to bring it to the attention of the Granite School District preschool program in Salt Lake where I teach. If the directors are aware of it they have not mentioned it to me.

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