Georgia Pre-Kindergarten Program Resource Site
Your trusted partner for GA Pre-K success!
Kaplan is proud to extend its long-standing tradition of supporting you – Georgia's early childhood professionals and caregivers – with this website, which is designed to help you create quality learning environments for young children. With the click of a button, you will find the information and resources you need to design and operate a high quality pre-kindergarten program for young children and their families in your area.
Participation in Georgia's Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Program insures that children are ready for a great kindergarten year and lays the foundation for future academic success. We look forward to playing a role in that success story!
Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards
- 0 to 12 Months
- 0 to 12 Months (Condensed)
- 12 to 24 Months
- 12 to 24 Months (Condensed)
- 24 to 36 Months
- 24 to 36 Months (Condensed)
- 36 to 48 Months
- 36 to 48 Months (Condensed)
- 48 to 60 Months
- 48 to 60 Months (Condensed)
In order to provide Georgia's preschoolers with high-quality learning opportunities, Kaplan offers Links to Literacy, which has been approved by Bright from the Start Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning.
As preschoolers explore their world with curiosity and delight, they are preparing for a future filled with the need to learn. With the right tools, you can help children enter school ready to learn. Links to Literacy is based on National School Readiness Standards and aligned with the Head Start Child Outcomes Framework. Both new and experienced teachers will find this broad based, holistic and adaptable curriculum easy to use. The curriculum provides strategies for setup of the classroom environment and activities with gender differences in mind. A gender differences booklet is included with the curriculum set.
Addresses All Areas of Development
Links to Literacy is dedicated to helping each child achieve school readiness… and more. The curriculum nurtures the essential elements of lifelong learning:
curiosity, initiative, persistence, reasoning and problem solving. It addresses all areas of development, or domains, for preschool children:
- Language development
- Cognitive development (math, science, creative arts)
- Social and emotional development
- Approaches to learning
- Physical and health development
Offers Multiple Learning Experiences
Links to Literacy offers multiple learning experiences:
- Fiction and non-fiction books.
- Favorite old stories and brand new books.
- Poetry, to explore the beauty of language.
- Books about many cultures, to appreciate diversity.
- Nursery rhymes, songs and finger plays.
- Field trips, to carry learning beyond the classroom.
- A "print-rich" environment filled with words, charts and child-dictated stories.
- Hands-on, theme-related centers, to help children learn independently, and develop social skills.
- Positive reinforcement of attempted learning… and celebrations of success!
- Parent information and activities to involve parents in their child's learning.
Links to Literacy Early Learning Assessment (LLELA)
Links to Literacy is now offering a new program assessment - Links to Literacy Early Learning Assessment (LLELA). The LLELA is supported by research and assists with individualization. Teachers and parents will benefit from this assessment because they will know "specific" activities and strategies to use to assist in their children's growth. Links to Literacy Assessment Manual is available with the Links to Literacy curriculum or can be purchased separately for programs that are already using the Links to Literacy Curriculum.
- Materials List
- Classroom Set
- Wind and Water
- The World of Color
- Shadows and Reflections
- Things That Grow
Georgia Pre-K Shopping Lists
Curriculum Correlations and Resources
Technology Enhancements for Georgia PreK Classrooms
Kaplan Early Learning Company is excited to share these affordable technology offerings to align with the requirements for the Georgia Pre-K technology enhancements funding. For your reference, here is a copy of the provider technology letter you received explaining the guidelines for expenditures. As specified in the letter, the items in the "Pre-Approved" area below are part of the pre-approved list and can be purchased with the technology enhancement funds without further approval. The items in the "Additional Suggestions" area below are similar to the examples listed in the provider letter, but still need to be submitted to your Pre-K consultant for approval before purchase.
If you have any questions about the specifications or uses of our featured technology, do not hesitate to contact your local Kaplan representative.
Pre-Approved For Georgia Technology Enhancements Funding
- Laptop Computer
AMD 64bit Dual Core 1.4 Ghz - 4 GB Ram - 320 GB HD - Windows 8 - 6-Cell Battery, Average runtime 6.75 Hrs - Multi-Card Reader - DVD SuperMulti - HD-AMD Radeon HD Video - 15.6 HD DisplayItem: 26767In Stock$459.21
- Canon Pixma Inkjet Printer
A wireless inkjet photo printer that delivers a true photo lab quality experience at home. Print borderless photos at your desk up to 8 1/2" x 11" size with a maximum print color resolution of 9600 x 2400 dpi and five individual ink tanks. Built-in auto duplex printing allows you to automatically print on both sides of the paper and can help reduce paper usage. This printer also lets you print on your CD, DVD and Blu-ray Discs.Item: 30894In Stock$179.95
- Digital Camera
The PowerShot A810 digital camera delivers excellent, easy-to-achieve image quality. With Smart Auto, there's no fussing with camera settings; the camera automatically optimizes setting for 32 predefined shooting situations. Video is smooth and gorgeous in 720p HD - just press the dedicated movie button to start shooting. This is a high-resolution, high performance camera, with a 16.0 Megapixel Image Sensor and DIGIC 4 Image Processor. Zoom in and get more image in every shot with the 5x Optical… More »Item: 86581In Stock$199.95
- Waterproof Camcorder
This flash memory camcorder captures movie clips with up to 1920 x 1080 resolution at 30 fps for arresting detail and striking clarity. The water- and shock-resistant design helps guard against damage.Item: 26612Temporarily Out of Stock$199.95
Additional Suggestions for Georgia Technology Enhancements Funding
3 years & up. Hands-on play with a purpose -- the next generation way. This unique learning tool uses your body as the game controller making it a great opportunity to combine active play and learning all in one. Use any surface to actively engage kinesthetic, visual, and audio learners. Bundle includes the following software: Word Pop, Directions, Patterns, and Shapes.Item: 52352In Stock$499.95
- Top-Loading CD, USB, MP3 Player
Built to deliver the latest audio technology to the classroom in an easy-to-use package. The CD player handles recordable media including CD-R and CD-RW as well as play back MP3 files through the USB port. The 3W amplifier and built-in speaker deliver clear sound to small groups. This CD player is a great way to give audio and music lessons to students of all ages. Runs on 6V wall power adapter or 4 "C" batteries (not included).Item: 51204Temporarily Out of Stock$79.95
- 5 in 1 Boom Box
Features everything needed for classroom use. Offering the latest in digital media capability including iPod™ docking, top loading CD Player, USB port, SD card slot and AM/FM radio. Designed to endure the rigors of daily use while providing high-quality sound. 1/8" MP3 line in, 1/8" headphone output. AC wall or battery powered (8 "C" batteries not included).Item: 51196In Stock$168.95
- ProFile Planner (1 Year Subscription)
The ProFile Planner provides a digital content library of 10,000+ resources including activities, apps, books, music, and videos, integrated into an easy-top-use online curriculum planning servce. Features: personalized calendar, powerful search engine, and communication with parents and directors. 1 year subscription.Item: 51328In Stock$166.95
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