WHY DIG IS DIFFERENT: BALANCE OF DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE INSTRUCTION AND PURPOSEFUL PLAY
With pre-K expectations on the rise, covering all the skills that go into each pre-K day can be challenging. That’s why today’s pre-K teachers love DIG Pre-K! The intentional design and balance of developmentally appropriate instruction and purposeful play make kindergarten readiness accessible for all children and attainable for all teachers.
DIG’s supports children on their path to kindergarten readiness in six critical areas:
Social-emotional connections to help children relate to one another and the world they live in
Intentional oral language development that leads to critical-thinking skills
Early math experiences to foster curiosity and practice problem solving skills
Exposure to literacy rich environments that build strong reading identities
Progress monitoring and real-time assessment data to guide children toward Kindergarten
Daily doses of Professional Development for teachers to develop, feel inspired, and grow to their maximum potential
Components in DIG Pre-K include:
Teacher’s Resources (8 Teacher’s Guides, Program Guide, Assessment Guide, Home Connections Guide and other professional handbooks)
Theme Literature Set (8 books)
Theme Anchor Charts (8 charts)
Theme Big Books (24 books)
Math Big Books (8 books)
Student Readers (180 books total, 6 copies of 30 titles)
Vocabulary Cards (160 cards)
Action Rhymes Flip Chart and CD
Letter People Flip Chart
Complete Letter People Big Book Collection (26 books)
Letter People Puppets Complete Set (26 hand puppets, Profiles of the Letter People)
Letter People Alphabet Strip
Letter People Meeting and Greeting Cards (25 sets)
Letter People ABC Big Book
Letter People Songs CD
Letter People Stickables (uppercase, 20 sheets)
Letter People Stickables (lowercase, 20 sheets)
Letter People Me Bag (small)
Letter People Me Bag (large)
Letter People Games online annual classroom license
The Letter People – DIG Pre-K uses the power of The Letter People to make learning safe and fun while modeling how to solve problems, resolve conflict, and build meaningful relationships.
Daily Integrated Math – DIG Pre-K offers daily math—and not just once, but three times a day—in whole group, small groups, and integrated learning centers.
Dedicated Time to Assess – DIG Pre-K’s progress monitoring tools guide teachers to better lesson planning, consistent review and reteaching, and a greater awareness of each child’s progress.
Daily Robust Vocabulary – DIG Pre-K gives children multiple opportunities to build oral language through daily “Wow Words,” hands-on practice, and home connections.
Daily Active Literacy – DIG Pre-K’s literacy routines get children talking, singing, and moving their bodies as they explore emergent reading with the help of Dr. Jean Feldman and The Letter People.
Rich and Intuitive Resources – DIG Pre-K’s flexible and accessible teacher resources are chock full of research-based best practices, expert tips, and point-of-use guidance that help all teachers learn and grow.
The DIG for Pre-K Teacher Guides are available in digital format on the Frog Street Teacher Portal, for convenient and easy access for busy teachers. Additional digital resources in the DIG program include: Jr. Jean videos, content for math and science, letter people and professional development.
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