A Model of Excellence
CSCC Preschool Curriculum
Ready To Advance Early Learning (RTA)
Listos Y Adelante PreK Programa de aprendizaje emergente
The preschool curriculum implemented at CSCC is named Ready to Advance (RTA). RTA is a comprehensive early learning program that includes instructional support and teacher resources that blend social-emotional and play-based experiences with academic learning in a collaborative classroom. The research-based curriculum integrates developmental and educational best practices that establish strong foundational skills for early learning and school readiness.
Authored by Vicki Gibson, Ph.D.
Ready to Advance and Listos Y Adelante were authored by Vicki Gibson, Ph.D. and reviewed by national experts Dr. Karin Hess and Dr. Elsa Cardenas-Hagan. Dr. Gibson taught in public school for 10 years, was an Adjunct Professor at Texas A&M University, and owned and directed three preschools from 1984-2009. She began designing effective preschool curriculum while teaching kindergarten and serving as a learning disability specialist in Bryan Independent School District. More information about Dr. Gibson can be found here.
Ready to Advance and Listos Y Adelante
Meet State and National Requirements
- 50 state preschool standards and guidelines for PreK
- Texas Infant and Toddler Guidelines for 3 year old children (revised, 2014)
- Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines (revised, 2015) and Proclamation 2021 Breakouts to Texas PreK Guidelines
- Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Kindergarten (TEKS, revised 2017)
- Head Start Outcomes Framework (revised 2015)
- Texas Health and Human Services Child Care Regulation (Oct. 2021)
- Position Statements by National Education for Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
- Evidence from neuroscience and educational research that identifies best practices for developmentally appropriate social-emotional and educational learning experiences
- RTA was approved by a state review committee and added to the Texas Education Agency’s List of Approved PreK Curricula for use with young children.