Nothing summons applause in a crowd of teachers quite like the insistence that we make early childhood education a priority. In fact, last February in his State of the Union address, President Obama called on Congress to expand access to high-quality preschool to every child in America because studies show that students from these programs grow up more likely to read and do math at grade level, graduate high school, hold a job, and form more stable families of their own. Here at Teaching Channel, we have listened to your requests for more videos that highlight the magic and complexities of teaching learners in early childhood.
Through a grant from the Evelyn & Walter Haas Jr. Fund, Teaching Channel and First 5 San Francisco teamed up to film six diverse preschools across San Francisco. The resulting video series focuses on early literacy, dual language learners, science discovery, and social and emotional development. We’re thrilled to add ten new lesson videos to our library
, and over the next few weeks we’ll publish ten more with a focus on explicit strategies for teaching our youngest learners.