Community Action Approach to School Readiness

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  • 1. COMMUNITY ACTION APPROACH TOSCHOOL READINESSJune 4, 2012
  • 2. What isSCHOOL READINESS? •Ready Schools •Ready Families •Ready Children •Ready Communities
  • 3. SO WHAT? We are NOT a “One Man Army” School Readiness is a COLLABORATION•Teachers•Family Educators•Family Partnership•Parents•Communities http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc
  • 4. COMMUNITY ACTION APPROACH TO SCHOOL READINESS Community Action School Readiness MissionWe will work with the families and the community to encourage the development of lifelong learners. We will provide a positive educational experience that promotes the physical, cognitive, social and emotional growth of young children. We will prepare children to enter Kindergarten safe, healthy and ready to succeed.
  • 5. WHAT DRIVES OUR DECISION MAKING?  Parents  Teachers  Family Educators  School Districts  Outcome Data
  • 6. SURVEY DATA Early Head Start Head StartWhat does a child need to What does a child need to know upon their transition know upon their transition to Head Start? to Kindergarten? Measured survey data received from Measured survey data received from Parents  Parents Teachers Family Educators  School Districts
  • 7. HEAD START OUTCOME DATA Fall 2011 7% 5% Forerunner40% 48% Step I •Data analyzed Step II three times Step III throughout the 2011-2012 school Winter 2011 year. •Source: Creative 13% 6% Curriculum 22% Forerunner Developmental Step I Continuum 59% Step II Step III Spring 2012 1% 11% 42% Forerunner Step I 46% Step II Step III
  • 8. CLASSROOM ASSESSMENT SCORING SYSTEM Fall 2011 Spring 20126 65 5 Community Action Community Action4 National Averages 4 National Averages Region V Average3 32 21 10 0
  • 9. WHAT DO WE DO NOW?This Data Drives  Professional Development  School Readiness Goals  Parent Education  Program Operation  School Readiness Action Plan  Classroom Management  Etc.
  • 10. Community Action Head StartSchool Readiness Action Plan
  • 11. COMMUNITY ACTION APPROACH TO SCHOOL READINESS Community Action School Readiness MissionWe will work with the families and the community to encourage the development of lifelong learners. We will provide a positive educational experience that promotes the physical, cognitive, social and emotional growth of young children. We will prepare children to enter Kindergarten safe, healthy and ready to succeed.
  • 12. SCAVENGER HUNT Name one agency that Community Action partners with that shares parents’ concerns and interests. How does Community Action support parent leadership development? What are the five objectives for a READY COMMUNITY? Name two ways that family input is solicited for school readiness planning. How does Community Action inform families of our school readiness focus and plan? What are the four objectives for a READY SCHOOL? How does the program show evidence of high quality teacher interactions? How often is child data analyzed? In which category do you find this goal?: Ensure each child enters Kindergarten with the skills necessary to succeed. In what ways are children able to learn about Kindergarten? What is the name of the “valid and reliable” assessment system? What documentation is used to implement weekly plans for children? In what ways are children able to learn about preschool?
  • 13. SCHOOL READINESS GOALSEarly Head Start Head Start Parent Survey Data  Parent Survey Data Teacher Survey Data  Teacher Survey Data  Illinois Early Learning Birth to Three Standards Standards  Creative Curriculum Outcome Reports Standards Parents As Teachers  Head Start Early Learning Framework Standards  Outcome Reports 20 Goals in 4  55 Goals in 11 Developmental Areas Developmental Areas
  • 14. Think, Pair, Share:Aiden is 6 months old. He babbles and will wave bye, bye to people heknows. Can he successfully be assessed using the Early Head StartSchool Readiness Goals for language development?How can we tell if he is on target to meet the School Readiness Goals?To be considered ready for Kindergarten, children should meet ALL ofthe School Readiness Goals?How can we tell if children are meeting the School Readiness Goals?
  • 15. SCHOOL READINESS EVENTS September  Teacher Responsibility  School Readiness Intro  Create School Readiness  Policy Council Activity Based on Goals November  Create Activity That Can Be  Library/Literacy Night Delivered to Absent Families (if  School Readiness Take applicable) Home Activity  Advertise January  Submit Copy of Forms to ESA  Parent Planned SR Event  FPS Responsibility  Have a Back Up Plan  Assist teacher in planning February  Advertise Activity  Parent Planned SR Event  Provide Transportation  Have a Back Up Plan  Follow Up With Families April  Deliver Packet to Absent  Transition Meeting Families  Submit Forms to FCPM
  • 16. FAMILY EVENTS September  Teacher Responsibility  Policy Council  Advertise  Leadership Team  Create Take Home October Activity (if possible)  Fire Prevention  FPS Responsibility  Weiner Roast  Bring in Speaker  Community November Involvement Activity  Library/Literacy Night  Submit Forms to FCPM  School Readiness Take Home Activity March  End of Year Event