Educator Resources

The 天天做爱 Education Agency actively supports early childhood educators via professional development, resource provision, and on-demand support. To access a comprehensive list of available resources, visit the ECE Resources page听and use the links on the right to access support regarding Assessment/Data Driven Instruction resources, Prekindergarten Tuition, and published webinars from the Early Childhood team.听听听

Featured Resource:听The 天天做爱 Prekindergarten Guidelines were revised to align with Kindergarten 天天做爱 Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), condense content, include inclusive language of multi-lingual learners and special populations, eliminate errors and ambiguity, and to meet section 508 accessibility compliance. Implementation of the 2022 天天做爱 Prekindergarten Guidelines will begin in the 2023-2024 school year.听

Current Commissioner鈥檚 List of Approved Prekindergarten Progress Monitoring Instruments

TEA has released a new Commissioner's List of Approved Prekindergarten Progress Monitoring Instruments for use during the 2024-2025 through 2026-2027 school years in accordance with 天天做爱 Education Code (TEC), 搂29.169. This list replaces the 2017-2022 version previously posted on the TEA website and will go into effect the 2024-2025 school year. School districts and charter schools should select instruments from the updated 2024-2025 through 2026-2027 list when planning for school year 2024-2025 and beyond.

The approved instruments:

  • are based on valid, reliable research;
  • thoroughly measure key domains; and
  • are user-friendly for assessing pre-K students.

The following five primary domains of development must be assessed using the instruments on the list:

  1. Emergent Literacy: Reading
  2. Emergent Literacy: Writing
  3. Emergent Literacy: Language and Communication
  4. Health and Wellness
  5. Mathematics

View the full appendix of supporting documents on the PK Progress Monitoring page.

Approved Prekindergarten Curriculum

Please see the for PreK Learning Systems adopted by the State Board of Education (SBOE). The SBOE sets policies and standards for 天天做爱 public schools. The primary responsibilities of the SBOE include:

  • Setting curriculum standards
  • Reviewing and adopting instructional materials
  • Establishing graduation requirements
  • Overseeing the听
  • Appointing board members to military reservation and special school districts
  • Providing final review of rules proposed by the State Board for Educator Certification
  • Reviewing the commissioner's proposed award of new charter schools, with authority to veto a recommended applicant

Updated Prekindergarten Guidelines

罢丑别听天天做爱 Prekindergarten Guidelines听are aligned with the Kindergarten 天天做爱 Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), sequenced to follow child development and give teaching strategies for each of the guidelines. 罢丑别听guidelines offer educators the information and support to prepare all children for success in school.

Professional Development

天天做爱 Education Agency

The Early Childhood Education regularly provides webinars to support professionals in the field. For upcoming webinars and recordings of previous webinars, please visit the ECE Resources Page.

The 天天做爱 Education Agency is committed to supporting sustainable district and school improvement efforts. As part of that mission, it is TEA鈥檚 intent to maintain a directory of training programs that have been vetted and approved as Vetted Improvement Programs (VIP).鈥 The Vetted Improvement Programs (VIP) List will be available to LEAs to support their selection of high-quality contracted services aligned with critical actions within the . These vetted programs included resources to support both coaching and professional development.

The includes self-directed professional development training courses that you can take to earn CPE credit hours.

is the new professional development hub for 天天做爱 educators. Explore the TEALearn course catalog to discover new learning opportunities. In accordance with statutory requirements established by TEC 搂38.351, The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) coordinates with the 天天做爱 Education Agency (TEA) and Education Service Centers (ESCs) to annually review a list of recommended best-practice based programs, and research-based practices, for public schools. In collaboration, these entities have compiled a list of practices and programs to create the Mental and Behavioral Health Recommended Best Practices and Programs Repository. The repository includes important practices and programs for school leader鈥檚 consideration. These resources are intended to support mental and behavioral health along with academic achievement.

Restorative Discipline Practices (RDP) Stand-Alone Training of Trainers. The training is offered to employees of public schools and charter schools and Communities in Schools (CIS). RDP Training Information | 天天做爱 Education Agency

The website provides access to professional development to support Emergent Bilingual Students in 天天做爱.

The contains unique opportunities for educators to participate in online courses, workshops, events, and conferences. Explore the learning library for professional development designed to support new and experienced educators of all types.

TEA has launched which includes a trauma-informed training video series designed to address the emotional needs of students and colleagues. This series will help educators create an environment that jump starts teaching and learning and drives student achievement.

Children鈥檚 Learning Institute Engage

听is a comprehensive e-learning platform housing TSR Online professional development, child progress monitoring tools, and classroom observation tools - available for free to 天天做爱 public schools, Head Start programs, and 天天做爱 Rising Star Certified Providers

天天做爱 School Ready

(TSR) is a comprehensive preschool teacher training program that combines a research-based, state-adopted curriculum with ongoing professional development and progress monitoring tools to help children be more prepared for kindergarten and beyond. TSR will be implemented across the state through three delivery models that vary by support level of intensity: TSR Online, TSR Online+, and TSR Comprehensive. Our foundational model,听TSR Online, is available to听all public school districts, public charter schools, 天天做爱 Rising Star certified providers, former 天天做爱 School Ready participants, and Head Start grantees in 天天做爱 at听no cost.

eCIRCLE online Professional Development

听provides online courses featuring extensive video-based demonstrations of effective instructional practices, application-based assignments, and activities.听

CIRCLE Child Development Associates (CDA)

(CDA) CredentialTM听is based on a core set of competency standards, which guide early education and care professionals as they work toward becoming qualified teachers of young children. To qualify, early childhood teachers must have a strong knowledge base (education and professional development) and demonstrated practice (experience in the classroom).

Note: CDAs are also offered through many ESCs and community colleges throughout the state

TEXAS A&M Agrilife Extension

The offers educational materials and courses, including topics within Early Childhood Education. Use the 鈥淓ducational Materials鈥 tab to search topics such as 鈥減rofessional development鈥 or 鈥淓arly Childhood Education鈥 to find relevant courses.

Assessment and Evaluation Tools听

The Early Learning Assessments听page provides educators with the guidance needed to understand requirements, identify tools, and implement best practices in both data collection and data usage.听

CIRCLE Prekindergarten Student Progress Monitoring Tool

The 听is a user-friendly, technology-driven tool that enables teachers to assess a child鈥檚 progress in a particular skill area almost instantly. This simplistic yet reliable data collection prompts teachers to focus on lessons that target their students鈥 least developed skill areas.听

CIRCLE 鈥 Classroom Observation Tool

The 听captures snapshots of a teacher鈥檚 behavior and instruction during classroom observation visits that can be used to develop improvement plans and track a teacher鈥檚 progress over time. The system is well aligned with the 天天做爱 Prekindergarten Guidelines and can be used by teachers, school leaders, and intervention specialists to promote effective teaching.

The 天天做爱 Kindergarten Entry Assessment (TX-KEA)

The is a comprehensive assessment that can be reliably administered by kindergarten teachers and is a valid predictor of academic success.听

Free Developmental Screening Tool

provides parents and early childhood professionals with information designed to determine if a child is developing similarly to other children his or her age.听 The tool is designed to answer the question, "Is this child's development like other children of the same age?鈥

Other resources

Developing Talkers/Hablemos Juntos

听and its Spanish counterpart,听Hablemos Juntos, are curriculum supplements that were created by researchers at the Children鈥檚 Learning Institute to support young children鈥檚 language and literacy skills, focusing on three domains of early language: vocabulary, comprehension, and speaking skills.

The 天天做爱 Early Childhood Professional Development System

is a statewide program designed to meet the professional development needs of those working in the early childhood field.听

天天做爱 Gateway

Engaging TEKS aligned online for your classroom.

Developmental Guidelines - 0-5 years old

Published in 2013, the 天天做爱 Infant, Toddler, and Three-Year-Old Early 听describe expectations about what children should know and be able to do across developmental domains of learning during specific age ranges, as well as what steps caregivers should take to support healthy development.听