In fall 2015, TEA established a 13-member review committee consisting of classroom teachers and administrators from early childhood programs in public schools, higher education faculty, and early learning experts from across the state to participate in the revision of the Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines. The revised prekindergarten guidelines are aligned with the Kindergarten Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), sequenced to follow child development and give teaching strategies for each of the guidelines. The new guidelines offer educators the information and support to prepare all children for success in Kindergarten.
The Texas Education Agency has
posted the new Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines (Revised 2015). The updated guidelines will be implemented beginning with the 2016-2017 school year.
Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines (updated 2015) (PDF, 1821 KB)
Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines (updated 2015) Spanish (PDF)
Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines (updated 2015) Vietnamese (PDF)
Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines: Web-based Training
is pleased to share a new resource for early childhood staff across Texas –
online professional development on the Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines
(updated 2015). The new Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines trainings are
available for free on the CLI Engage platform.
new Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines (PKG) trainings provide a total of 23 CPE
hours through the 11 courses, an introduction and one course per PKG domain.
Each course explores the specific end-of-year outcomes for children and
instructional strategies to support skill development in each domain. The child
outcomes and specific instructional strategies are explored through extensive
video filmed in real Texas prekindergarten classrooms. Each course also
provides links to classroom activities to support child skill development in
each subdomain, as well as a facilitation guide to support delivery of course
of the Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines trainings was a collaborative effort
between the Texas Education Agency and the Children’s Learning Institute at
UTHealth. Visit CLI Engage to learn more about the trainings, view video introductions to each course, and
to create a free account for full access to the trainings.
For questions about the Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines trainings, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Texas Infant, Toddler, and Three-Year-Old Early Learning Guidelines
The Texas Early Learning Council presents the new, voluntary infant, Toddler, and
Three-Year-Old Early Learning Guidelines:
Early Childhood Outcomes & Prekindergarten Guidelines Alignment
The agency commissioned a companion document to the Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines known as the Early Childhood Outcomes and Prekindergarten Guidelines Alignment (PDF, 3.37MB). This document is designed to align each Prekindergarten Guideline to one or more of the three Early Childhood Outcomes, and provide educators and families with discussion prompts to explain how each outcome relates to the Guideline. This document also provides modifications and adaptations for children with special needs.