Stepping Stones: A Texas Migrant Early Childhood Program for 3- and 4-Year-Olds
Authors: SEDL, Texas Education Agency, Stacey Joyner (editor), Blanca Quiroz (editor)
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Stepping Stones: A Texas Migrant Early Childhood Program for 3- and 4-Year-Olds was developed in partnership with the Texas Education Agency (TEA). The program updates the state's existing home-based migrant preschool program to ensure its alignment with the Revised Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines.
This home-based program consists of 100 lessons that are aligned to the Revised Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines. The lessons, available in both English and Spanish, are bundled into sets of 10 around early learning themes or units.
The lessons heavily emphasize language and literacy development and follow a “gradual release of responsibility” model that empowers parents to be successful teachers of their children, with guidance from a home visitor.
Along with the lessons, a manual is available to guide home educators and migrant program coordinators in effective implementation of the program.