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Texas School Ready

The TSR (Texas School Ready) Project is geared toward improving the school readiness of children entering kindergarten. The key ingredients of TSR include:

  • A partnership among child care and early education programs
  • Implementing a teacher training program designed by the State Center for Early Childhood Development at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center
  • Using research-based state-approved curriculum
  • Professional development for teachers through 20 two-hour face-to-face trainings, one to four hours of face-to-face mentoring per month in the classroom, and an on-line discussion-networking group with other preschool teachers

TSR includes hands-on training for child care providers in:

  • Classroom management
  • Letter knowledge
  • Read-alouds
  • Phonological awareness
  • Math
  • Written expression
  • Building vocabulary
  • Science
  • Social/emotional
  • Response to intervention
  • Children’s talk
  • Special needs

TSR assesses children three times a year in:

  • Rapid letter naming
  • Vocabulary
  • Phonological awareness
  • Math
  • Book and print
  • Writing
  • Social and emotional development

Ask your child care provider if they are participating in the TSR program.

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