Prekindergarten

CLI Solutions Group offers many solutions for supporting quality prekindergarten instruction. Please click on one of the links below to learn more about our various prekindergarten offerings.

CIRCLE Preschool Foundations: The CIRCLE Preschool Foundations training includes 7 modules for effective early literacy and math instruction in prekindergarten classrooms. This training can be conducted over 2 days covering all 7 modules, or only specific modules may be selected.

CIRCLE Progress Monitoring (C-PM) Training: The CIRCLE Progress Monitoring System is a user-friendly, technology-driven tool that enables prekindergarten teachers to quickly assess a child’s progress in a particular skill area. Through simple data collection and immediate assessment results, teachers understand student skill levels and can individualize instruction to support students in areas where they are at risk of falling behind.

CIRCLE Progress Monitoring for Administrators: This training provides a quick overview of the C-PM assessment tool for prekindergarten. Designed with the busy administrator in mind, this 90-minute session covers critical information about each measure assessed and the cut points that determine the student’s score. C-PM provides several reports for administrators to analyze and determine how students in their schools are progressing.

Using Data to Guide Instruction: In the cycle of effective teaching and learning, assessment is what drives instruction. CIRCLE Progress Monitoring provides teachers with several different reports that allow prekindergarten teachers the ability to quickly evaluate the needs of their class. The information gleaned from these reports will allow teachers to identify specific concepts that need to be retaught and will ensure that students are grouped in an intentional way.  Teachers are then able to plan focused lessons using the components of an effective lesson cycle.

CIRCLE PK & K Activity Collection: This wide-ranging activity collection is housed on the CLI Engage platform. Teachers can access the collection series to help them plan and improve instruction for prekindergarten and kindergarten students.

Exploring the Prekindergarten Guidelines: The Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines form the basis of all prekindergarten teaching for the state of Texas. The Solutions Group offers four, three hour sessions, to cover all ten domains outlined in the guide.

Developing Talkers Through Interactive Read-Alouds: Developing Talkers training is available for those who have already purchased kits.

Developing Talkers & Hablemos Juntos Combined: Developed for schools that have teachers using the Developing Talkers and the Hablemos Juntos program. In a single training in English, participants learn how to implement both the English version and the Spanish version of the curriculum.

Inspired Read-Aloud Lessons: This training provides teachers the knowledge to plan daily read-alouds using an explicit, research-based instructional routine that supports oral language, vocabulary development, and comprehension. This training will guide teachers as they work through a step-by-step planning process for use with their own fiction and non-fiction texts.

Classroom Management in Prekindergarten: This interactive and engaging training helps participants learn all that’s required to positively support children’s social and emotional development in an environment where they feel safe, confident, and comfortable.

Phonological Awareness: Instructional Activities for Use Throughout the Day! This training is developed around a user friendly resource, which was created to support young children’s phonological awareness skills. Designed for use with PreK to 1st grade students, the practical activities in this resource can be used to teach all facets of this foundational literacy component in as little as 10 minutes per day.

Impacting Learning Through Centers: Center time provides critical learning opportunities where prekindergarten students construct their own knowledge through independent and cooperative exploration and play. Teachers impact this time of learning and vocabulary development by immersing students in theme related activities and vocabulary, allowing students to have purposeful choices, and engaging student in thoughtful conversations.

Creating an Effective Classroom Environment: This training addresses how to create an optimal learning environment for prekindergarten children. Participants will learn how to improve the overall design and management of the classroom.

Supporting Young Writers: In this training, participants will also learn how purposeful, direct instruction, and authentic writing opportunities are an essential part of the classroom environment.

Teaching Together Facilitator Training: This training is for teachers or parent support liaisons who wish to conduct  family engagement workshops on their campuses using the Teaching Together workshop series. In this 3 hour training, participants learn how to facilitate each of the six themed 60-minute family workshops.

Increasing Family Engagement in Our Schools: Family engagement is a critical building block for school success. In this session, learn how to overcome barriers and build positive relationships to increase family engagement on your campus.

Print Knowledge: Impacting Reading Readiness: In this engaging session, teachers learn how to plan and implement read-aloud and shared reading experiences with a focus on direct instruction of print related skills.

Instructional Coaching for Teachers: The CLI Solutions Group offers individualized in-person instructional coaching for teachers at all grade levels. Coaching supports instructional improvement by providing educators with a deeper understanding of best practices, and guidance on practical classroom implementation of these practices. Services include training implementation support through classroom observations, meetings with one teacher or groups of teachers, demonstration lessons, co‐teaching, lesson‐planning support, and more.