Early Childhood (Preschool)
Preparing preschoolers for kindergarten is of prime concern to the Bureau of Indian Education. The outcome is school readiness, so that children come to school ready to learn in standards-based kindergarten classrooms. FACE has shown evidence-based outcomes for preschool children, ages three and four years, within a curriculum approach that is developmentally appropriate, incorporates active learning, and includes evidence-based teaching strategies–particularly in the areas of language/literacy learning and mathematics. The approach used in FACE is the National Center for Families Learning’s (NCFL) CIRCLE: A Developmentally Appropriate Preschool Model.