Presentation on theme: "Early Childhood Education"— Presentation transcript:
1Early Childhood Education Los Angeles Unified School District Transitional Kindergarten Family EngagementEarly Childhood EducationNovember 8, 2011
2T TK Family EngagementThe goal of LAUSD’s family engagement is to provide educational information to families so that they may partner with schools and support their child’s learning.Family eventsHome lending libraryBring Me a Book FoundationAbriendo Puertas/Opening Doors
3Family EventsFamily LiteracyTeacher lead family workshopsInteractive activitiesFree children's booksFamily MathMath parent workshopsHands-on activitiesFree math concept books
4Home Lending Library Purpose: To promote reading at home Home to school connectionDescription:One backpack per studentA weekly rotational systemAccess to over 150 book titlesBooks in English & Spanish in a variety of genres
5Bring Me a Book Foundation Classroom LibraryEngages students and teachers in readingProvides a book shelf and children books to each classroomConsists of fiction and non-fiction titlesParents as First Teachers WorkshopParents learn and practice literacy strategies to help develop their child’s love of readingParents receive a free photo and book
7What is Abriendo Puertas? Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors is a program, developed by and for Latino parents who have children 0-5 years of age. It aims to improve the outcomes of the nation’s Latino children by building the capacity and confidence of parents to be strong and powerful advocates in the lives of their children.
8Abriendo Puertas Curriculum Available in English and SpanishComprehensive curriculum addresses best practices in the following areas: language development, bilingualism, early literacy, health, socio-emotional wellness, parent leadership and planning for family successThe AP curriculum consists of 10, 2-hour sessionsCentered on the cultural values, strengths, and experiences of Latino familiesEngages parents at a very personal level and results in transformative learningThe program is based on the premise that enhancing parenting skills early in a child’s life leads to economic and societal benefits.
9Abriendo Puertas Curriculum Session 1 - Soy el Primer maestro de mis hijos, nuestro hogar su primera escuela I am My Child’s First Teacher“De tal palo tal astilla” “Chip off the old block”Session 2 – Alcanzando el éxito familiar - Reaching Family Success“Del dicho al hecho, hay un gran trecho” - “Actions speak louder than words”Session 3 – Mi niño crece My Child Grows“Lo que bien empieza, bien acaba” “What begins well, ends well”
10Abriendo Puertas Curriculum Session 4 – Mi niño habla My Child Talks“Lo que bien se aprende, nunca se olvida” “You never forget what you learn well”Session 5 – Sigamos abriendo puertas Let’s Continue Opening Doors“Saber es poder” “ Knowledge is power”Session 6 – Nuestra Salud primero: Parte I - Our Health is First: Part I“Más vale prevenir que lamentar” “Better safe than sorry”
11Abriendo Puertas Curriculum Session 7 – Nuestra salud primero: Parte II - Our Health is First: Part II“Cada cabeza es un mundo” “Each mind is a universe onto itself”Session 8 – Vamos a la escuela Let’s Go to School“Quien adelante no mira, atrás se queda” “If you don’t look forward, you stay behind”Session 9 – Abogando por nuestro futuro - Advocating for our Future“No hay peor lucha, que la que no se hace” - “There is no worse struggle than the one never waged”Session 10 – ¡Sí se puede! - Yes We Can!“A la determinación de triunfar, el fracaso no la puede alcanzar” - “Success knows no bounds”
12Evidence-based Curriculum Abriendo Puertas is an evidence-based program, evaluated by leading researchers from UC BerkeleyAbriendo Puertas was carefully developedand field-tested over a five-year periodEvaluated through pre and post surveys and focus groups with more than 1,000 parentsAbriendo Puertas program was highlighted by the Harvard Family Research Project as one of the nation’s leading innovations in family engagementAbriendo Puertas has grown rapidly throughout the United States
13Abriendo Puertas Evaluation Results Significant increases in participants’:Daily home activities that promote children’s schoolreadinessConfidence about parenting skillsKnowledge and access to available health servicesSocial support and connections in the communityCommunity involvementLos Angeles Unified School District parent comments:“I feel that coming to the Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors has helped me a great deal. I am a better mother to my child.” -Parent, San Jose Elementary School“More than anything I have improved my own self-esteem. I can help my children in the way I speak to them and in being more patient and understanding. -Parent, Cahuenga Elementary School
14Parents – as leaders of their family – are powerful agents of change Having an informed and engaged parent is one of life’s greatest advantagesParents – as leaders of their family – are powerful agents of change
15The Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors Training Institute The three-day training Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors fully prepares school personnel and community leaders to become facilitators in delivering the program to parents in their school and neighborhood and to train others in the use of the curriculum.
16Contact Abriendo Puertas For more information about how you can incorporate the Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors Program in your city, please contact: Sandra Gutierrez, National Program Director Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors 1545 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 700 Los Angeles, CA (213)
17Los Los Angeles Unified School District Early Childhood Education Contact Information:Ruth Yoon - Administrator