The Primary Talent Development Early Learning Program PreK – 2 is a science-based, critical- and creative-thinking curriculum that integrates gifted education and early childhood education theory and practice. The program engages all students in open-ended, hands-on, problem-solving experiences that promote the learning behaviors associated with lifelong success. Learn how to use the Primary Talent Development program (PDF).
Goals of the Primary Talent Development Early Learning Program
- Provide opportunities for all children to develop and demonstrate advanced learning behaviors, including children from groups underrepresented in advanced programs.
- Build a profile of student strengths over time, from prekindergarten through second grade, which can be used to document the need for differentiated instruction and gifted and talented education.
- Provide models of the essential strategies of analyzing attributes, questioning, and creative problem solving, all of which students can use as they continue to learn.
Primary Talent Development Modules
Funding for The Primary Talent Development Early Learning Program: Nurturing and Challenging All Children was provided by the Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Education Program, U. S. Department of Education.
Disclaimer: Primary Talent Development is a Maryland State Department of Education program but is not required to be implemented by local school systems. Please check with your local school system to determine how it is being used in your area.