(1) The preschool program shall ensure developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate and effective teaching strategies that enhance studentsꞌ development and learning of the early learning content standards ARM 10.63.110 through the programꞌs curriculum.
(2) The preschool instructional program shall:
(a) use both content and child development knowledge to create learning opportunities and to engage young learners in meaningful, planned, and purposeful experiences related to the curriculum goals and content standards;
(b) use a variety of effective approaches and strategies which include opportunities for both teacher and student-initiated interactions and activities;
(c) support childrenꞌs development by providing opportunities for all children to play with and learn from each other;
(d) use knowledge of each studentꞌs development to enhance instruction, modify strategies and materials, and adjust supports and challenges as students gain competence, understanding, and skills;
(e) build upon studentꞌs language, understanding of concepts, and increase vocabulary;
(f) integrate knowledge of studentsꞌ families and the community to build relationships that foster integral connections with the curriculum and learning experiences;
(g) use cultural and community resources in the classroom to enhance student learning and development; and
(h) work as a team to implement learning plans, including plans for students with special needs.
History: 20-7-101, MCA; IMP, 20-7-117, MCA; NEW, 2014 MAR p. 2943, Eff. 7/1/15.