Instructional Excellence | What It Is

Find resources defining ambitious interaction and instruction for infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

Lead Learn Excel Focused Teaching Cycle for Ambitious Interactions & Instruction

This cycle helps leaders and teachers intentionally plan for high-impact interactions and instruction, and structures the use of information and data needed to plan effectively. The Ounce, 2014.

https://www.theounce.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/LeadLearnExcel-FocusedTeachingCycle-171.pdf

House Framework for Effective Daily Practice

The National Center on Quality Teaching & Learning (NCQTL) outlines four integral elements of high-quality teaching and learning in early childhood settings. NCQTL, 2014.

http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/tta-system/teaching/docs/house-framework.pdf

Illinois Early Learning & Development Standards – Preschool to Kindergarten Enrollment Age

These guidelines from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) provide guidance to teachers to create and sustain developmentally appropriate practice. Use in Step 1 of the Lead Learn Excel Focused Teaching Cycle to understand what children should know and do in preschool. ISBE, 2013.

http://www.isbe.net/earlychi/pdf/early_learning_standards.pdf

Illinois Early Learning Guidelines – For Children Birth to Age Three

These guidelines from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) provide a foundational understanding of what children from birth to age three are expected to know and do. Use the guidelines in Step 1 of the Lead Learn Excel Focused Teaching Cycle. ISBE, 2013.

http://www.isbe.state.il.us/earlychi/pdf/el-guidelines-0-3.pdf