Readiness Basket

Curriculum elements and delivery techniques are founded on 70 years of continuing evidence based research that includes: 

  • Nurturing Learning & Literacy with Non-confident Learners through the Learning Basket       Approach  – K. Elise Packard, Ph.D. (ICA-2003).
  • Playing to Learn Is Deeply Rooted in Research: K. Elise Packard, Ph.D. (ICA-2001)
  • How social contexts support and shape language development:: Parents As First Teachers; environment supports language & learning acquisition; Erika Hoff, Ph.D., Atlantic Univ.; PAFT—United Kingdom (2005)
  • Children learn through play and develop a love of learning through their primary caregiver; play can be focused, intentional; NAEYC (2009).
  • The first 5 years are very important in a child’s brain development (US National Institutes Child Health & Development; Sally Shaywitz, MD, Dept. of Pediatrics, Yale Univ.  (2003)
  • Get Ready to Read! Vocabulary, language, development of phonological sensitivity are building blocks for school readiness; Christopher Lonigan, Ph.D., Univ. FL (2001,2009)
  • Effective techniques for cultural & linguistic diversity in parenting for both English and foreign speakers; Sharon Vaughn, Ph.D. , et. al., University of Texas, (2007)
  • Recognition & Response: Developmental Stage Readiness & Transition to School; M. Colman, Ph.D., V. Buysee Ph.D., National Center for Learning Disabilities,( UNC-Chapel Hill, 2007)