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  • 1. Academic Readiness Skills for Pre-Kindergarten Students<br />Melissa R. Smith<br />
  • 2. Introduction<br />High quality early child care is a key factor in laying a solid foundation for school readiness for children from birth to 5 years of age.<br />“the learning experiences of the preschool years provide a foundation that guides children academically, socially, and emotionally” (Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines, 2008)<br />
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  • 4. Advance school-readiness<br />Provide solid foundation for later academic achievement success. <br />
  • 5. Background about the School<br />Forever Growing<br />1990 in Alvin, Texas by Denise West<br />Curriculum designed to teach academic, reading and social readiness skills to children ages 2-5.<br />Problem solving, phonological and phonemic awareness, and social dialogue<br />
  • 6. Classrooms split according to age groups/milestones reached in the curriculum<br />Mission Statement<br />Provide small class sizes<br />Teacher as a guide<br />Attainment of knowledge was a continuous process<br />School’s symbol<br />Caterpillar and a Butterfly<br />
  • 7. Forever Growing Preschool<br />
  • 8. Background about the Problem<br />Forever Growing is struggling to keep up with the demands and expectations of public education!<br />There is increase enrollment (teachers need to be hired and trained)<br />Growing economic concerns<br />Training current teachers in cost-effective methods (current educational theories)<br />
  • 9. Specific (Functional) Area of Interest<br />“in a recent report on the portrait of American children entering kindergarten, increasingly large numbers of children enter school without the cognitive readiness skills needed to succeed” (Assel et al, 2007)<br />
  • 10. Forever Growing is a dynamic step towards solving the Kindergarten crisis!<br />The school’s program trains its teachers to delineate the a literacy rich curriculum, up to date learning theories and specific teaching models. <br />
  • 11. The Specific Problem<br />Forever growing is only funded through:<br />The director<br />Tuition of the students<br />Director tries to keep costs down to reach a wider range of students<br />School is located in a part of a poverty stricken area<br />Biggest problem this year is the increase school costs and decreased amount of available funds<br />
  • 12. The School’s Current Strategy<br />Scholarship<br />Local businesses sponsor 1-2 students<br />Director has made every effort to raise funds in the community<br />Director has cut costs in the facility<br />Director has made every effort not to raise tuition considerably high<br />However, economy is having a negative effect on the school’s budget <br />
  • 13. School’s Future Strategy<br />Local Businesses<br />Help with school fundraising<br />Donation Matching<br />Community<br />One time financial gifts or donations<br />
  • 14. Teachers <br />Will forgo annual raise<br />Attend free professional development seminars at the local college<br />Tuition will be increased 6%<br />Director has updated the facilities equipment to become more energy efficient<br />Director has cut paper and printing costs<br />Director is currently researching ways the school may be able to receive federal, state and district funds<br />
  • 15. Alternatives<br />Tuition increase more than 6%<br />Annual Meeting to discuss tuition increases and alternative ideas/ways to cut costs<br />Community Outreach for help<br />
  • 16. Conclusion<br />Preschool years are an essential time in the student’s academic career.<br />Solid Foundation<br />Building Blocks<br />Learn essential academic and reading skills and social interaction<br />Private daycaresand early childhood centers should be assisted financially by the federal or state governments.<br />
  • 17. References<br />Assel, M. A., Landry, S. H., Swank, P. R., &amp; Gunnewig, S. (2007, July). An evaluation of curriculum, setting, and mentoring on the performance of children enrolled in pre-kindergarten. Reading and Writing, 20(5), 463-494. Retrieved from http://www.hwwilson.com/Documentation/WilsonWeb/howtocite/howtocite.htm<br />Early, D., Bryant, D., Pianta, R., Clifford, R., Burchinal, M., Ritchie, S., et al. (2006). Are teachers&apos; education, major, and credentials related to classroom quality and children&apos;s academic gains in pre-kindergarten? Early Childhood Research Quarterly. 21(2), 174-195.<br />Early, D., Maxwell, K., Burchinal, M., Bender, R., Ebanks, C., Henry, G., et al. (2007). Teacher’s education, classroom quality, and young children’s academic skills; Results from seven studies of preschool programs. Child Development, 78(2), 558-580.<br />Neuman, S. B. (2005, October). Readiness for reading and writing: What does it mean? Scholastic Early Childhood Today, 20(2), 8. Retrieved from http://www.hwwilson.com/Documentation/WilsonWeb/howtocite/howtocite.htm<br />Smith, M (Producer). (2011). Forever growing: Interview with Denise West [video]. Alvin, Texas.<br />Welcome to the Texas prekindergarten guidelines. (2008, May). Revised Texas prekindergarten guidelines [TEA release]. Retrieved October 19, 2009, from University of Texas System and Texas Education Agency website: http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/ed_init/pkguidelines/PKG_Final_100808.pdf<br />

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