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Preschool Quality Partnership (PQP) Grant

Join forces to create a winning combination for high-quality childcare. PQP grants provide the financial support, while AR Pre-K infuses classrooms with engaging, arts-integrated literacy instruction. Imagine children using movement to express story characters, singing along to letter sounds, and creating artwork inspired by poems! AR Pre-K’s standards-aligned curriculum and teacher training empower childcare centers to effectively utilize PQP funds, fostering not just literacy skills but also creativity, communication, and social-emotional growth in young learners. It’s a powerful synergy that sets the stage for Kentucky’s future bright minds. Find out how:

Engaging Curriculum:

  • High-interest texts: AR Pre-school utilizes captivating picture books and diverse supplemental texts, sparking children’s imagination and curiosity.
  • Arts integration: Through music, dance, drama, and visual arts, the program brings stories to life, deepening comprehension and fostering creative expression.
  • Standards-aligned: The curriculum seamlessly integrates Kentucky’s Early Childhood Standards and National Core Arts Standards, ensuring a well-rounded learning experience.

Skills Development:

  • Literacy foundations: AR Pre-school focuses on critical early literacy skills like vocabulary development, phonological awareness, and comprehension, preparing children for future reading success.
  • Communication: Through interactive activities and play-based learning, children develop strong speaking and listening skills, essential for social interactions and academic achievement.
  • Social-emotional learning: The program incorporates diverse characters and storylines, promoting empathy, kindness, and collaboration, nurturing well-rounded individuals.

Teacher Support and Professional Learning:

  • Comprehensive resources: Each module includes detailed lesson plans, engaging activities, and high-quality art materials, guiding teachers effortlessly.
  • Professional development: CTL offers training and coaching, empowering teachers to confidently integrate the arts into their curriculum. CTL staff work with childcare providers offer flexible approaches to professional learning so no time with students is lost. 
  • Teacher collaboration: The program fosters a collaborative environment where teachers can share best practices and support each other.

Additional Benefits:

  • Centers-based approach: AR Pre-school integrates seamlessly with centers-based learning, promoting exploration and independent learning.
  • Differentiation: Activities are adaptable to various learning needs and abilities, ensuring all children can participate meaningfully.
  • Family engagement: The program provides tools and resources for families to extend learning experiences at home, fostering strong family-school partnerships.

Overall, AR Pre-K empowers childcare programs to deliver high-quality, engaging, and effective early childhood education. By integrating the arts and literacy, the program fosters a love of learning, equips children with essential skills, and paves the way for future academic success.

Sample Pre-K Modules

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