Preschool Bridging Model Plus (PBM Plus)
The Preschool Bridging Model Plus (PBM Plus) is designed to enhance the quality of care and education for young children in Sacramento County. Support and technical assistance are offered in four areas: site development, instructional support, workforce development, and transition to preschool and kindergarten.
Funded by First 5 Sacramento and First 5 California, Preschool Bridging Model Plus (PBM Plus) is a year-long professional growth program for teachers working in private centers and family child care homes in Sacramento County. PBM Plus Early Childhood Education Specialists partner with teachers to identify current strengths and create an individualized professional growth plan to enhance teaching and children’s interactions. Blending weekly coaching and professional development, ECE Specialists support teachers apply new knowledge & skills that deepen learning experiences, learning environments, and the use of screening and assessment tools. Teachers earn a stipend after successful completion of their professional growth plan. PBM Plus Family Advocates provide vision and hearing screenings to identify children who may need additional evaluation and provide community resources that support families and children.
The California Preschool Learning Foundations outline key knowledge and skills that most children can achieve when provided with the kinds of interactions, instruction, and environments that research has shown to promote early learning and...