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Former Kindergarten teacher Vincent J. Costanza, Ed.D. will join Teaching Strategies; Previously led New Jersey Office of Primary Education and Statewide Early Learning Challenge Grant
BETHESDA, Md. (June 9, 2017) – Teaching Strategies, the developer of award-winning early childhood resources, today announced that Dr. Vincent J. Costanza will serve as Superintendent in Residence. In this role, Dr. Costanza will lead company initiatives toward building a systemic approach to unifying research, professional development, formative assessment, and curricular support throughout the birth through third grade continuum. He will focus on systems that support building program capacity and drive successful implementation and professional development models for the field.
“For over thirty years, Teaching Strategies has drawn upon the expertise of early childhood educators to bring a classroom perspective to every dimension of our work,” said Kai-leé Berke, CEO of Teaching Strategies and former kindergarten teacher. “We are thrilled that Vincent will be joining us. His experience as both a classroom teacher and state leader will bring a thoughtful perspective to bear on our efforts to align high-quality early childhood experiences with long term educational outcomes.”
Throughout a career at the intersection of early childhood policy, advocacy and practice, Dr. Costanza has established a reputation as a thought leader in the early education field. He currently serves on the boards of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the New Jersey affiliate of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD). Vincent also serves as Vice President of the National Association of Early Childhood Specialists in State Departments of Education (NAECS-SDE) and has formerly spent five years as an elected school board member in Robbinsville, New Jersey
Costanza began his career as a kindergarten teacher in 1999 and most recently served as Co-Administrator of the Division of Early Childhood Education and Family Engagement at the New Jersey Department of Education.
“Teaching Strategies’ work is rooted in a deep respect for the unique challenges–and unbound potential–of the critical work early educators do,” said Costanza. “Alignment across the birth-third spectrum will play a powerful role in ensuring that all children have the opportunity to receive a high-quality education. I am excited to join one of the most well-respected and innovative organizations in the field.”
Over the past decade, early childhood education has expanded from a primary focus on pre-kindergarten toward increased alignment of high-quality resources and practices across child care, preschool and K-12 systems. To address growing demand from state and district partners, Teaching Strategies recently expanded its award-winning curriculum into kindergarten which, coupled with its formative assessment system that now spans the entire birth through third grade continuum, provides early educators with a comprehensive, continuous, and developmentally-appropriate way to support learning and development.
Vincent will join the executive leadership team at Teaching Strategies, working closely with CEO and lifelong educator Kai-leé Berke and recently-appointed President Ashley Mathis. His appointment is effective July 1, 2017.
About Teaching Strategies: With ground-breaking solutions and a strong belief that a child’s first 8 years form a critical foundation for school success, Teaching Strategies has been an advocate for the early education community for nearly 30 years. Today, Teaching Strategies provides curriculum, assessment, professional development, and family connection resources to programs across the country. Its award-winning products like The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool and widely-adopted assessment solutions like GOLD® reach over 2 million children each year. To learn why thousands of early childhood programs and many states choose to partner with Teaching Strategies to help ensure children’s success in school and in life, visit teachingstrategies.com and follow us on Twitter @TeachStrategies.
Teaching Strategies releases new curriculum and resources to help care providers support the development and learning of children from birth to eight years old
BETHESDA, Md. (May 31, 2017) – Early childhood education pioneer Teaching Strategies announced today the release of the third edition of The Creative Curriculum® for Family Child Care, designed to support the unique needs of family child care providers by offering a comprehensive suite of daily resources, including practical, research-based, and developmentally appropriate teaching tools that engage and encourage young children to become lifelong learners.
Teaching Strategies expands The Creative Curriculum® from Pre-K into Kindergarten; empowers educators with hands-on, investigative teaching and learning experiences
BETHESDA, Md. (April 13, 2017) – Teaching Strategies, one of the most widely recognized and trusted brands in early learning, announced today the launch of their new The Creative Curriculum® for Kindergarten. Developed in response to educator demand for resources that support hands-on, project-based learning in early elementary classrooms, the new curriculum builds on decades of Teaching Strategies’ research and experience in early childhood education.
Ashley Mathis appointed President at Teaching Strategies to expand the company’s research-backed, award-winning resources into K-3 classrooms
BETHESDA, MD (January 17, 2017) – Teaching Strategies, a leading developer of curriculum and assessment resources for early childhood educators, announced today the appointment of Ashley Mathis as President. Mathis will be responsible for advancing the organization’s mission to provide high quality curriculum and assessment resources for children across the birth to third grade continuum.
Teaching Strategies expands research-backed, award-winning The Creative Curriculum® into kindergarten – January 2017 release will follow Fall pilot program
BETHESDA, MD (June 21, 2016) – Early learning pioneer Teaching Strategies today announced plans to expand The Creative Curriculum® to provide kindergarten teachers with a research-based, whole-child focused curriculum to support project-based teaching and learning.
American Association of Publishers awards Teaching Strategies’ GOLDplus® one of their top awards for innovative professional resources
PHILADELPHIA, PA (June 17, 2016) – Teaching Strategies, a leading early childhood education resource provider, has received the American Association of Publishers’ Innovation in Classroom Professional Resources award for their newest digital solution, which supports teachers’ ability to plan intentional instruction that meets the unique needs of each child during their early years.
May 16, 2016 (Bethesda, MD) – Teaching Strategies, a leading early childhood education solution provider, has been recognized by the Association of American Publishers (AAP) for its innovative early childhood curriculum and digital teaching tools.
Teaching Strategies has been named a finalist for two 2016 REVERE Classroom Awards for Innovation. The Creative Curriculum® for Infants, Toddlers & Twos has been selected as a finalist for the Whole Curriculum Award for Innovation. The comprehensive, research-based curriculum provides a strong foundation and rich daily teaching tools to support exceptional caregiving and teaching for children aged 0-3 years, a critical time for development and learning.
HatchSync powered by GOLD® aligns popular early childhood games with GOLD® to provide insights into the development of early literacy and math skills essential for success in kindergarten.
May 10, 2016 (Winston-Salem, NC and Bethesda, MD) – Hatch Early Learning, the provider of research-based, classroom technology solutions, and Teaching Strategies, developer of The Creative Curriculum® and GOLD®, today announced a partnership to make it easier for educators to capture information about children’s learning through a child’s independent play.
Survey of over 800 practitioners shows the vast majority of early education teachers are confident technology users; expanding broadband quality and access to devices seen as opportunities
BETHESDA, MD. (March 3, 2016) – Teaching Strategies, developer of the most widely adopted early childhood assessment and curriculum in the U.S., announced today new survey findings showing that a large majority of early childhood educators have access to some form of technology in the classroom and feel confident in their ability to use it. The organization’s first Early Childhood Technology Survey examined the use of technology in early childhood classrooms, polling more than 800 early childhood educators nationwide on their attitudes toward technology as well as frequency and use.
Large-scale study of nearly 25,000 children leads to a shortened option for kindergarten entry assessment for the 2016-17 school year
BETHESDA, Md. (February 4, 2016) – Teaching Strategies, today, announced the release of a new option for kindergarten entry assessment, which reduces the number of items required to evaluate a student’s level of school readiness by over 50% and cuts the time required to administer the assessment in half. The streamlined assessment is based on an extensive literature review that identified the objectives that are most critical to assess during the first few weeks of school, in order to provide a complete picture of children’s development and learning.