This webinar examines how annual preschool information from the states can be used for planning, policy development and program improvement.
Comprehensive early childhood systems have the potential to integrate resources to promote the success of all young children. States vary in their ability to ensure all young children have access to high quality programs. Research indicates that good data, clear communication, and effective management systems are critical to the sustainability of effective early childhood systems. Technical expertise can build the capacity of SEA staff to work side-by-side with state partners to strengthen the early childhood system and achieve school readiness and school success goals for children.
Part 1 of this tool is designed to assist State Teams in mapping the current status of efforts to implement a comprehensive assessment system for children from birth through 3rd grade and teacher/classroom and program assessment and evaluation. Part 2 is designed to assist State Teams in setting priorities for planning, implementing and sustaining initiatives in their comprehensive assessment system in the coming year. Also available as a Word document. (Word)
This presentation provides information on what influences literacy development and identifies four strategies to increase reading proficiency. It also includes recommendations for leaders. Lori Connors-Tadros gave this presentation to the West Virginia Department of Education Advisory Committee on a Comprehensive Approach to Early Learning.
This document provides information on how the research defines skills in social-emotional development, approaches to learning, and executive function, to inform planned revisions to early childhood indicators of progress for children birth to three and three to five years old.
This webinar shares highlights from the national data, including trends over the past 10 years; takes a closer look at states with high minority populations, noting those that are making progress and states that are falling behind in efforts to increase access to high quality preschool for vulnerable children; and, discusses policy recommendations for State Education Agency and early childhood leaders to ensure that all children have access to high quality preschool. The webinar was sponsored by CEELO, with Dr. Steven Barnett (CEELO/NIEER), Dr. Milagros Nores (NIEER), and David Johns, (White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans).
This presentation gives an overview of CEELO and resources it hosts on the CEELO website. It also includes information from the NIEER State of Preschool Yearbook on the Mid Atlantic Comprehensive Center region. Jana Martella and Megan Carolan gave this presentation at the Mid-Atlantic Comprehensive Center Early Learning Round Table.
This presentation highlights critical indicators for improving access to pre-K for children with disabilities and details what the 2012 NIEER Yearbook data tell us, and how children faring after ten years of data collection. Jana Martella gave this presentation at the 2013 IDEA Leadership Conference.
This document provides information on what steps states are taking, that have received Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge funding, to design their validation studies to inform their approach to validation studies.
This presentation details how to prevent/minimize achievement gaps and shortfalls for children birth through third grade and offers guidance on how rural Chiefs can lead to improve early learning opportunities and outcomes. Tom Schultz gave this presentation at the Council of Chief State School Officers Building Capacity of Rural States Meeting.
Promoting a Culture of Inclusion for Birth-Third Grade Systems Within State and Local Education Agencies
This presentation describes the current state of an institutional culture of inclusion, identifies real and perceived barriers to achieving and institutional culture of inclusion, develops potential strategies to infuse a viral culture of inclusion, and suggests action steps and recommendations for technical assistance providers to state education agencies, local education agencies, and programs. Jim Squires gave this presentation at the 2013 National Inclusion Institute.
This presentation describes multiple issues impacting birth through third grade inclusion, provides clarity on alignment, continuity, and transitions as they pertain to inclusion, and suggests actions for influencing policy and practice for birth through third grade inclusive services. It concludes with resources available from national technical assistance centers and institutes. Jim Squires presented with Sharon Ritchie (UNC – Chapel Hill) and Beth Rouse (University of Kentucky) at the 2013 National Inclusion Institute.
This document provides assistance in developing a tool to assist with cross walking with the Common Core Math and English Language Arts with this state’s kindergarten ½ day program to transition with the Common Core State Standards.