teaching language skills in the preschool

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Achiya's language skills program in being implemented in seven communities. The program works with teachers and parents to imprrove children's language skills through dialogue and dynamic activities.

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teaching language skills in the preschool

  1. 1. Program for the advancement of language skills in the Talmud Torah preschools, and the development of teachers' leadership skills. Presented at the Board of Education's Conference on Educational enrichment, May 1, 2014
  2. 2. Prior to the program…
  3. 3. Components Training early childhood teachers in childhood development, emphasizing the use of toys, books and conversation to promote language enrichment.
  4. 4. • Guiding and supporting the teachers • Strengthening the teachers' position • Helping the teacher to apply the educational tools learned in the program.
  5. 5. • Enriching the educational environment to make it inviting for interaction • Integrating didactic games with teacher led activities • Development, writing and producing of children's literature
  6. 6. Teachers' Impact on Classroom
  7. 7. Principals' Comments  The teachers learned how to screen the children for language difficulties and, when necessary, refer them for a professional evaluation.  The teachers used the experiential, interactive method of teaching throughout the day.
  8. 8.  Encouraging and fostering the parent-teacher relationship  Encouraging parent participation in enrichment activities  Encouraging the use of toys and books in the interaction between parents and children.
  9. 9. NUMBERS  1694 Children participated in program  1000+ Hours of classroom guidance  2 Mother-child language enrichment playgroups  55 Teachers participated in the program  120 Hours teachers' training workshops  Lectures and workshops for parents
  10. 10. • Teachers empowered through an understanding of child development. • Developing leadership by strengthening the three-fold parent-child-teacher relationship. • Providing the young child with a quality early childhood education assures the future of Israel. SUMMARY
  11. 11. SEQUENCE SUMMARY  Achiya identifies the need  Creating a partnership with Joint-Ashalim; finding additional sources of funding; choosing organization to evaluate efficiency  Appointing steering committee, pedagogical advisory committee, choosing schools and enrolling the principals' help.
  12. 12. SEQUENCE SUMMARY  Implementing program for children ages 3-6 in two community, under the close supervision of a supervisor from the Board of Education.  Bringing program to the attention of the principals' forum and supervisors from Board of Education's Haredi division.  Receive positive feedback from all involved parties, including supervisors, principals, teachers and parents.  Expansion of program, both geographically as well as in scope of material taught.

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