The Office of Early Childhood is honored to provide an open-source curriculum for four-year-old preschool classrooms (public, private, childcare, home care, Head Start). MS Beginnings: Pre-K curriculum is intended to support any preschool teacher in providing a rich, play-based, intentional developmentally appropriate instructions. When implemented with fidelity, the MS Beginnings: Pre-K builds social-emotional, executive function, language, literacy, math, and vocabulary skills.
MS Beginnings: Pre-K meets the requirements of the Early Learning Guidelines:
- Aligned to Early Learning Standards
- Comprehensive to cover all domains
- Emphasis on early childhood literacy
- Evidence-based of child outcomes
- Thematic based
Special thanks to the Boston Public Schools Department of Early Childhood for their guidance and support in the creation of MS Beginnings: Pre-K. The curriculum is derived from Boston's Focus on Early Learning curriculum. The child outcomes evidence-based research can be found at this link: Teacher as Researcher — Focus on Early Learning (bpsearlylearning.org).
UPDATE: As we continue to format the MS Beginnings: Pre-K Curriculum beginning 1.3.2023, starting with Unit 2 Week 4 through Unit 6, everything teachers need is linked to the At-A-Glance document. At-A-Glance is located behind each unit title. Here is a video to walk you through step by step.