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New Early Childhood Learning Materials from the Children's Learning Institute at UTHealth

The Office of Technology Management at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is currently offering licenses for various materials developed by the Children's Learning Institute (CLI) at UTHealth and would like to invite you to learn more about the early childhood tools and teaching resources developed by CLI. Click here to learn more.

The following products and services are provided to the public by the Children's Learning Institute. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please email us at: ms.cli-orders@uth.tmc.edu.

Developing
Talkers: Pre-K

PRTI

Developing Talkers: Pre-K is an English-language curriculum supplement designed as Tier 1 and Tier 2 Pre-K oral language instruction through a
Pre-kindergarten Response to Intervention (P-RTI) instruction framework. Specifically, listening comprehension and vocabulary
skills are targeted through shared book reading.

Make your own kits by downloading the materials at no cost. UT Print Services provide pre-made kits at $600 per kit. Learn more

Hablemos
Juntos: Pre-K

PRTI

Hablemos Juntos: Pre-K is a Spanish-language curriculum supplement designed as Tier 1 and Tier 2 Pre-K oral language instruction through a
Pre-kindergarten Response to Intervention (P-RTI) instruction framework. Specifically, listening comprehension and vocabulary
skills are targeted through shared book reading.

Make your own kits by downloading the materials at no cost. UT Print Services provide pre-made kits at $600 per kit. Learn more

COT
Classroom Observation Tool

COT

The Pre-kindergarten Classroom Observation Tool (COT), developed by the Children’s Learning Institute, is a tool for MENTORS and COACHES to use to guide teachers toward improved implementation of best practices through feedback, collaboration and goal setting. Learn more

 

CIRCLE Two-Day Teacher Training
(English and Spanish)

CIRCLE 2 Day Icon

The CIRCLE Two-Day Teacher Training is based on the most recent scientific research and meets the needs of adult learners. This training is interactive and provides fun, hands-on activities that teachers can immediately take back and implement in their classrooms. Each participant receives a manual containing resources they can use to help promote early language and literacy development in young children. Learn more

Classroom
Themes

Classroom Themes

Thematic instruction is based on the idea that children learn best when instruction is presented in the context of a coherent "whole," and they can connect what they're learning to the real world. 

Building classroom activities and materials around a thematic topic is a wonderful way to get children excited about learning and to connect the different areas of your curriculum in a meaningful, integrated way. Learn more

C-PALLS+
(English and Spanish)

C-PALLS+

C-PALLS+ Child Progress Monitoring Tool provides teachers immediate feedback reports that show children’s progress in rapid vocabulary naming, rapid letter naming, phonological awareness, mathematics, social and emotional development, writing, and book and print knowledge. Teachers use this information to inform instructional decision-making for group and individual lesson planning.  Learn more

Parent Bag
(English and Spanish)

PALS

The print materials for the parent bags are downloadable for free from CLI and feature a handbook, video, several books and manipulatives. The materials and handbook help parents work with their child at home. As parents and their children have fun doing these activities together, it creates a home learning environment that promotes talking and encourages writing. Learn more

PALS
Play and Learning Strategies

Parent Bag

The Play and Learning Strategies (PALS) training is given in conjunction with the purchase of the PALS Infant and Toddler Program, which includes PALS manuals, toy bags and supplementary materials that help parents support their child’s social-emotional, cognitive and language development. This training, provided by our staff, is for a 10 week infant parenting program and 12 week toddler/preschooler parenting program. Learn more

E-CIRCLE

C-PALLS+

eCIRCLE is online, web-based professional development provided in facilitated face-to-face sessions across the academic year by a Texas School Ready! mentor facilitator.  eCIRCLE is designed to provide teachers with a common experience that allows for conversation and learning. These ongoing sessions are focused on specific content areas designed to deepen knowledge and build specific skills which will improve teacher practices. Learn more

Early Learners Read Aloud Training

Classroom Themes

The Early Learners Read Aloud Training is for teachers of children 30 months to 47 months (2 ½- 3 years 11 months).  It is based on the most recent scientific research and meets the needs of adult learners. Teachers come to this interactive training which provides fun, hands-on activities and ideas to immediately take back and implement in their classrooms. Participants see and discuss video segments of teachers and children in actual classrooms. The training is centered around the Early Learners Read Aloud Kit and helps teachers utilize the kit in the most appropriate and effective manner.

This training is only available for child care and Head Start teachers. Learn more

Early Learners Positive Beginnings Training

CLI Products and Services

The Early Learners Positive Beginnings Training is for teachers of children 30 months to 47 months (2 ½- 3 years 11 months).  It is based on the most recent scientific research and meets the needs of adult learners. Teachers and directors come to this interactive training which provides fun, hands-on activities and ideas for teachers to immediately take back and implement in their classrooms. Participants see and discuss video segments of teachers and children in actual classrooms. The Early Learners Positive Beginnings Training covers the 6 key components: Learn more

TPRI Early Reading Assessment Products

PALS

TPRI is a highly reliable early reading assessment designed to identify the reading development of students in kindergarten through third grade. It is an easy to use one-on-one assessment which helps teachers provide targeted instruction so that students improve as readers. The following are current TPRI early reading assessment products:

  • TPRI K-3 Benchmarking Kit
  • Progress Monitoring for Emergent Readers (PMER) Kit
  • Progress Monitoring for Beginning Readers (PMBR) Kit

Learn more

Parent Language and Literacy Calendar

DLL Calendar

The Pre-K Dual Language Learners (DLL) project encourages teachers and parents to become partners in ensuring children are well prepared for school.

Research shows strong language and early literacy skills are essential for children to have a good start in school. And what parents do at home can make a big difference in building these skills.

Parent Language and Literacy Calendar with research-based tips for each month you will find activities and tips designed especially for parents of children who are learning to speak both English and Spanish. Learn more

The Texas Infant, Toddler, and Three-Year-Old Early
Learning Guidelines

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The Texas Infant, Toddler,
and Three-Year-Old Early Learning Guidelines were created to help Texans understand what very young children should know and be able to do at different points in their development.

After two years of planning, deliberation, and good-old fashion hard work, The Texas Early Learning Council is pleased to present the new, voluntary Infant, Toddler, and Three-Year-Old Early Learning Guidelines for Texas! Download a copy of the document in English or Spanish. Learn more

Reading RULES!

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Reading RULES is designed to provide comprehensive, systematic instruction in comprehension as well as word reading. Children learn to read the words and to understand and remember information from stories and informational books.

Using the Reading RULES materials, teachers provide a 15-minute comprehension lessons to the entire class and a 30-minute lesson to a small group of their most at-risk readers 4 days per week.

Learn more

 

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