A reader does some Internet searching for pre-K standards and comments:
A simple Google search for “Pre-kindergarten and Common Core State Standards” brings up 4,100,000 matches. Here are just a few interesting links: New York State’s “P-12 Common Core Standards” document: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/ciai/common_core_standards/pdfdocs/nysp12cclsmath.pdf From “eye on early education” regarding Massachusetts Pre-K Common Core initiative: http://eyeonearlyeducation.org/2010/12/22/frameworks-include-pre-k-and-common-core-standards/ Maryland’s “Common Core State Curriculum Framework” beginning with PreK Math Standards: http://mdk12.org/share/frameworks/CCSC_Math_grpk.pdf Connecticut’s PreK Common Core State Standards: http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/lib/sde/pdf/ccss/math/crosswalk/pk_to_kindergarten_mathematics_continuum.pdf I could go on and on with Louisiana, Ohio, and the rest but I won’t. Those who claim that the CCSS are not for PreK are sadly misinformed and out of touch with the reality on the ground in the public schools of America. Florida has its own newly adopted (2011) PreK standards for 4-year olds that are for sale to interested states and co-developed with the Workforce . The document is amazingly long (247 pages!) and complicated and said to be aligned to the Kindergarten Common Core State Standards, developed by the FDOE and the Agency for Workforce Innovation, now called the Office of Early Learning. Interesting connection there between workforce innovation and 4-year olds, isn’t it? http://www.fldoe.org/earlylearning/pdf/ListofStandardsandBenchmarks.pdf The genie is indeed out of the bottle. Next in line: infant CCSS? In-utero CCSS?