A Teacher's Guide to Executive Functions
LEVEL: Preschool - Kindergarten
USED BY: Early education providers; preschool programs
A six-week comprehensive curriculum based program designed for early education providers. This program is complete with lesson plans that are easy to integrate into already existing curriculum.
What is the connection between
School Readiness & Executive Functioning Skills
Literature on child cognition states that children typically do not develop complex thinking skills such as problem solving until they are 8 or older. This is primarily because skills such as problem solving are governed by a region of the frontal lobe called the prefrontal cortex, which does not fully develop until young adulthood.
The prefrontal cortex governs many skills that we demand our children to master.
Specifically, this set of skills, called executive function, includes various types of behavioral regulation, such as :
Also included are abilities such as: