NYS Prekindergarten Foundation for the Common Core

In July 2010, New York State adopted the Common Core Learning Standards for K-12. In October 2011, the state adopted the NYS Prekindergarten Foundation for the Common Core.

The primary purpose of pre-kindergarten standards is to ensure that all children, including children with disabilities, students with Limited English Proficiency (LEP), and English Language Learners (ELLs) have rich and varied early learning experiences that prepare them for success in school and lay the foundation for college and career readiness.

Madison Oneida Early Childhood programs are rolling out the Common Core standards over the next several years. The standards were fully implemented by the 2014-15 school year.

The New York State Prekindergarten Foundation for the Common Core

is organized into five broad developmental and interrelated domains. The five distinct, but highly interrelated domains provide the structure for

the New York State Prekindergarten Foundation for the Common Core. A brief description of each domain appears below:

  • Approaches to Learning- How children become involved in learning and acquiring knowledge.
  • Physical Development and Health - Children’s physical health and ability to engage in daily activities.
  • Social and Emotional Development - The emotional competence and ability to form positive relationships that give meaning to children’s experiences in the home, school, and larger community.
  • Communication, Language, and Literacy - How children understand, create, and communicate meaning.
  • Cognition and Knowledge of the World - What children need to know and understand about their world and how they apply what they know. This domain is a direct reflection of the content competencies and knowledge of the Common Core Learning Standards.

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EngageNY.org is developed and maintained by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) to support the implementation of key aspects of the New York State Board of Regents Reform Agenda. This is the official web site for current materials and resources related to the Regents Reform Agenda. The agenda includes the implementation of the New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS), Teacher and Leader Effectiveness (TLE), and Data-Driven Instruction (DDI). EngageNY.org is dedicated to providing educators across New York State with real-time, professional learning tools and resources to support educators in reaching the State’s vision for a college- and career-ready education for all students.

NYS Pre-K Modules

To learn more about the NYS Core Knowledge for Pre-K, please follow the below link to watch a video overview of the NYS Pre-K Modules:


For more information on the Common Core Learning Standards, please visit http://www.engageny.org/