Six Steps To Inclusive Preschool Curriculum: A Udl-based Framework For Children's School Success by Eva M. HornSix Steps To Inclusive Preschool Curriculum: A Udl-based Framework For Children's School Success by Eva M. Horn

Six Steps To Inclusive Preschool Curriculum: A Udl-based Framework For Children's School Success

byEva M. Horn, Susan B. Palmer, Gretchen D. Butera

Paperback | December 22, 2015

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How can inclusive early educators plan and deliver challenging instructions to help all young learners succeed in kindergarten? This guide has authoritative answers from some of today's most renowned names in early childhood education. Presenting the Children's School Success&#43 (CSS&#43) framework,for building a UDL-based plan for inclusive preschool instruction,this book is a powerful tool for usingyour existing curriculumto address each child's unique learning needs. Through practical, evidence-based strategies and guidelines, you'll discover how to equalize access to curriculum content while giving learners multiple ways to access and possess new knowledge. Keep this resource at your fingertips to guide your curriculum and instruction&#151so all young children have the skills they need to succeed in kindergarten and beyond.


  • Identify a developmentally appropriate scope and sequence for your students' learning objectives
  • Ensure a coherent, engaging curriculum that continuously builds on the knowledge and skills your students acquire
  • Develop UDL-based activity plans that support every child's learning
  • Use differentiation and individualization strategies for students who need extra supports
  • Select and implement successful progress monitoring strategies
  • Improve your teaching through a continuous loop of planning, instruction, and monitoring
  • Work and play well with your colleagues
  • Engage in partnership with families to support their children's success

PRACTICAL MATERIALS:You'll get a wealth of downloadable online resources for implementing the framework, plus specific tips and strategies on addressing key topics such as behavior, classroom organization, and collaboration with families. You'll also see the framework in action, with recurring vignettes in diverse early childhood settings, including a public preschool, a Head Start classroom, and an early childhood special education classroom.

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Dr. Horn is Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education at the University of Kansas. Dr. Horn focuses on the development of effective instructional approaches for infants and young children with developmental delays and disabilities. Her research examines how these effective strategies can be implemented within the context of ongo...
Title:Six Steps To Inclusive Preschool Curriculum: A Udl-based Framework For Children's School SuccessFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:December 22, 2015Publisher:Brookes PublishingLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

About the Authors
About the Contributors
Sam Odom, Karen Diamond, and Marci HansonPreface

I. Laying the Foundation

1. Introduction
Eva Horn, Susan Palmer, Gretchen Butera, and Joan Lieber

2. The CSS&#43 Curriculum Planning Framework
Eva Horn, Susan Palmer, Gretchen Butera, and Joan Lieber

3. Foundations of Components of Challenging Curriculum
Joan Lieber, Amber Friesen, Susan Palmer, Debra Drang, Alina Mihai, Jill Clay, and Potheini VaiouliAppendix 3A: Curriculum Content Checklist

4. Integration of Challenging Curriculum Content
Eva Horn, Joan Lieber, Gretchen Butera, Jean Kang, and Susan PalmerAppendix 4A: Example Activity Set, Theme-All About Me Appendix 4B: Small and Large Group Activity Plan Form Appendix 4C: Literacy Activity Plan Form

5. Foundations of Universal Design for Learning
Eva Horn, Jean Kang, Audra Classen, and Susan PalmerAppendix 5A: UDL Guiding Questions

6. Foundations of Differentiation and Individualization
Eva Horn, Jean Kang, Audra Classen, and Joan LieberAppendix 6A: Matrix Development Checklist Appendix 6B: ELO Activity Matrix Appendix 6C: ELO At-A-Glance Form

7. Components of Progress Monitoring
Susan Palmer, Gretchen Butera, Amber Friesen, and Jill ClayAppendix 7A: Decision-Making Checklist for Class-wide Progress Appendix 7B: Goal Attainment Scaling Form

II. Implementation: Key Elements for Supporting Childrens''¬'¢ School Success

8. Organization of the Learning Environment
Joan Lieber, Eva Horn, Debra Dang, and Gretchen ButeraAppendix 8A: Example Activity Set, Theme-Let''¬'¢s Explore Our World

9. Addressing Challenging Behaviors
Susan Palmer, Gretchen Butera, Audra Classen, and Jean Kang

10. Adults Working and Playing Well Together
Gretchen Butera, Amber Friesen, Eva Horn, Susan Palmer, and Potheini VaiouliAppendix 10A: Collaboration Planning Form Appendix 10B: Improvement and Action Planning Form

11. Connecting with Families to Support Children''¬'¢s School Success
Gretchen Butera, Amber Friesen, Alina Mihai, Potheini Vaiouli, and Jill Clay

12. Summing it Up&#150The CSS&#43 Curriculum Framework
Gretchen Butera, Eva Horn, Susan Palmer, and Joan Lieber