Region 5 ESC's Child Development Associate Credential candidate trainings

August 2010 to March 2011Child Development Associate Credential candidate

Competency GoaI I: To establish and maintain a safe, healthy learning environment.

Functional Area 3: Learning Environment

Candidate use space, relationships, materials, and routines as resources for constructing an interesting, secure, and enjoyable environment that encourages play, exploration, and learning.

For more information contact: Sharon Kruger,, 409-923-5440. or Angela Lynch,, 409-673-8169.

Texas Childcare Licensing Minimum Standards

Texas Prekindergarten Curriculum Guideline videos

Texas Prekindergarten Curriculum Guidelines

Links to preschool model classrooms
PK model classroom

PK model classroom number 2

PK model classroom number 3

lakeshore creating a classroom website

References for more information:
C.I.R.C.L.E. Preschool Early Language and Literacy Teacher ’s Manual, UT Health Science Center, 2008.

Feldman, Jean R. Wonderful rooms where children can bloom! over 500 innovative ideas and activities for your child-centered classroom. Peterborough, N.H: Crystal Springs Books, 1997.
Tarr, Patricia. Consider the Walls. Beyond the Journal: Young Children on the Web. NAEYC, 2004.

Trister., Dodge, Diane, Laura J. Colker, Cate Heroman, and Toni S. Bickart. The Creative Curriculum for Preschool. Belmont: Delmar Thomson Learning, 2002.