Through play, relationships, and instruction, preschool education provides children with an opportunity to develop skills and knowledge across all content areas. Teachers facilitate this development by guiding and empowering students through challenges. Through positive preschool experiences, children learn responsibility, persistence, citizenship, communication skills, reasoning, effective questioning, and more. The learning experiences provided in early childhood help children grow into well-rounded learners. The resources available in this hub are intended to support preschool educators in educating Utah's early learners.
Looking for more early learner resources? Be sure to visit the following UEN websites:
The Utah State Board of Education, in collaboration with the Utah Education Network (UEN), has created an e-mail list for all preschool professionals across the state. Subscribe to stay up to date on preschool happenings and professional development opportunities. Once you subscribe, you will receive a confirmation email to be added to the mailing list. Be sure to check your junk mail folder and add the email address to your safe sender list to ensure you don't miss a thing!
Want to learn more about early learning? The following resources are recommended by the Utah State Board of Education:
Click on the images below to self-enroll in USBE's Early Learning Canvas courses.
The Early Learning Standards Implementation course has been created to support educators' implementation of the standards. This course consists of 10 modules: Overview of the Standards, Lesson Planning with the Standards, English Language Arts, Fine Arts, Health Education, Lifelong Learning Practices, Mathematics, Physical Education, Science, and Social Studies. These modules can be taken and awarded credit individually.
In the Bite-Sized Professional Learning course, learn from a variety of modules on topics such as behavior, family engagement, and elements of high quality. You should expect each section to take approximately 30-60 minutes of on-screen time with a few weeks of putting what you learn into action. These can be done individually or as a group.
|The 2022 State Preschool Workshop course highlights amazing presenters, such as our first lady Abigail Cox and Brittney Cummins from the Governor’s Early Childhood Commission. Topics include outdoor classrooms, literacy, personalized competency-based learning, social studies, math, resources for families, behavior tips, and more.|