Preschool GLAD®

Preschool GLAD® Overview

Preschool GLAD® is about creating a rich environment of language, ideas and concepts. Preschool, Transitional Kindergarten, and Kindergarten students engage in learning at their own entry points and are given multiple ways to respond. This model fosters a success-based, interactive environment that stresses cross-cultural respect and sensitivity and that values the family, community, and language of the child. Intentionally creating language-rich environments for our early childhood English language learners and emergent bilingual students takes time and effort. Preschool GLAD® engages participants in thinking about how children learn language and introduces successful research-based strategies for creating a language-rich setting that is alive with words, aloud with language, and results in language-rich learning.

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Preschool GLAD® Offerings

Five-day Preschool GLAD® Training

This training includes one day of theory, research, and strategies to prepare teachers for the four-day classroom demonstration. Teachers see the strategies in action with students, plan their own upcoming unit, and deepen their understanding of language development and the needs of language learners. The classroom demonstration can be offered in English or Spanish.

Early childhood teachers have loved this training! They repeatedly tell us that the strategies are practical and engaging for students, and they see strong gains in vocabulary and language development. Preschool GLAD® is not a curriculum. It works with current pacing and unit guides already in place in the district or can support teachers in developing their own.

Upcoming Training in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Target Audience: PK-1st grade teachers and instructional leaders
• Part 1:  Research and Theory Workshop (RTW)
February 27, 2023
Location: TBD in Albuquerque
• Part 2:  In-person Classroom Demonstration
February 28 – March 3, 2023
Location: Albuquerque school site TBD
Total Cost:  $890 per person (includes the OCDE Preschool GLAD® Handbook)
*PLEASE NOTE:  You must attend all 5 Days, including both Part 1 and Part 2, to receive certification in the Preschool GLAD® training.

To register, click here.

Contact Lisa Meyer at to find out more information.

Customized Early Childhood GLAD Offerings

Our trainer team will customize 90-minute virtual of full-day in-person sessions based on the needs of your preschool and primary teachers.

Frequently requested topics:

•  An Introduction to Early Childhood GLAD
•  Using Chants to Build Oral Language
•  Engaging Primary Students with the Narrative Input Chart

Contact Lisa Meyer at to find out more information.