Presentation on theme: "Picture here “ Commitment to Quality Education for All ”"— Presentation transcript:
Picture here “ Commitment to Quality Education for All ”
Early Learning Quality Initiatives 2000 2004 2005 CARES & AB212 Stipend Projects Preschool for All (PfA) Planning PfA Implementation begins in 9 counties with funding from First 5 2006 2008 PfA Implementation begins in Hueneme School District Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS) Planning begins Blending of CARES/AB212 Stipend Project
2010 QRIS delivered to Governor PfA Expands to Ocean View School District Countywide Environment Rating Scale (ERS) 2011 Race to the Top (RTT) funding awarded to CA F5 CA extends PfA funding for 3 years as Child Signature Program (CSP) QRIS Pilot begins in Ventura County CARES Plus expanded 2012- 2015 State & Local QRIS Implementation
All Children will thrive in early learning programs, be ready for kindergarten, and be proficient in third grade. 1. Building a high-quality early learning system 2. Connecting early learning work with K-12 3. Increasing access to quality programs 4. Providing comprehensive support for the development of the whole child
The California Early Childhood Educator Competencies describe the knowledge, skills and dispositions that early childhood educators need in order to provide high quality early care and education to young children and their families.
CSP 1 CSP 2 RTT Location Hueneme & Ocean View (13 locations) Classroom Type PreK & Infant/Toddler Center-based Assessments QRIS Matrix ERS (annual in the fall) CLASS (annual in the spring) CSP 1 Matrix Supports On-Site TA Targeted Training Action Plans Countywide Training ECE Stipend Project Resources Early Education Effectiveness Exchange (E4) Location Countywide (34 locations) Classroom Type Pre-K & Infant/Toddler Center-based Assessments QRIS Matrix ERS (as needed) CLASS (as needed) Readiness Assessment Supports On-Site TA Targeted Training Action Plans Countywide Training ECE Stipend Project Resources Early Education Effectiveness Exchange (E4) Location Countywide (54 locations) Classroom Type Pre-K & Infant/Toddler Center-based Family Child Care Assessments QRIS Matrix ERS (as needed) CLASS (as needed) Supports On-Site TA Targeted Training Action Plans Countywide Training ECE Stipend Project Resources
2011-2012 51 pre-k classrooms were assessed o overall average score was 5.54 2012-2013 56 pre-k and toddler classrooms were assessed o overall average score 6.19 for pre-k classrooms o overall average score 5.69 for toddler classrooms
2011-2012 19 pre-k classrooms were assessed o overall average scores: Emotional Support 6.32 Classroom Organization 5.82 Instructional Support 3.02 2012-2013 49 pre-k and toddler classrooms were assessed o overall average scores for pre-k classrooms in three domains: Emotional Support 6.55 Classroom Organization 5.88 Instructional support 4.41 o overall average for toddler classrooms in two domains: Emotional and Behavioral Support was 6.60 Engaged Support for learning 4.46
VCOE and our implementation partners offer trainings by highly qualified facilitators: Program for Infant Toddler Care (PITC) California Preschool Instructional Network (CPIN) Teaching Pyramid, DRDP, Inclusion (WestEd) Ventura College California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) Early Education Effectiveness Exchange (E4)
Five Protective Factors Supported By Triple P & Teaching Pyramid Family Engagement & Family Strengthening
Community and multi-system leaders act to build sustainable infrastructure through key levers for change: Community programs and worker practice consistently: Families and communities build protective factors that also promote positive outcomes: Parent Partnerships Policy/Systems Professional Development Facilitate friendships and mutual support Strengthen parenting Respond to family crises Link families to services and opportunities Value and support parents Further children’s social and emotional development Observe and respond to early warning signs of abuse and neglect Parent resilience Social connections Knowledge of parenting and child development Concrete support in times of need Social and emotional competence of children Strengthened families Optimal child development Reduced child abuse & neglect LeversStrategies Protective Factors Results
WHY IT MATTERS During a child’s ﬁrst three years of life, their brains are being wired for future success. Brain development is more rapid during this period than at any other, with more than 700 neural connections created each second. Children are born with an innate love of learning and learn everything from smiling, walking and speaking, to making choices, exploring and developing relationships.
California Infant/Toddler Learning & Development Foundations California Content Standards Common Core State Standards Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework The Alignment of the California Preschool Learning Foundations with Key Early Education Resources
“Children in strong early education programs are better prepared for school and reap some real beneﬁts that last them their whole lives” Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction August 23, 2013