PreK=-3rd Data Resource Center: The First Six Years of Schooling and Beyond

What is PreK-3rd Research?

A PreK-3rd approach connects and integrates the learning experiences of children ages three to eight, from pre-kindergarten through grade three. PreK-3rd is characterized by joint planning by teachers in and across these grades to provide a coherent, developmentally informed set of sequenced experiences for children from one school year to the next. Standards, curriculum, instruction and assessment are based on knowledge of children's development over this period. The focus is not only on subject matter competency, but also the development of social, self-regulatory, and motivational capacities critical to support learning. (more)