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Independence School District Child and Family Learning Center (CFLC) History:  1979: Started Head Start Services  1981: ISD piloted new program called.

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1 Independence School District Child and Family Learning Center (CFLC) History:  1979: Started Head Start Services  1981: ISD piloted new program called P.A.T.  1987: Independences implements Dr Ed Zigler’s Schools of the 21 st Century through a grant from the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation  1988: Two schools began pre-school, before and after care, and flip-flop (AM/PM) Kindergarten  1990: ISD began Family Literacy (Even Start)  1995: Partners with Local Investment Commission to create Caring Communities

2 Independence School District  1997: ISD pilots Head Start services into five schools  1998: 73% of voters approve local bond to build early childhood centers  1999: Early Head Start Collaboration begins  2003: First in State to offer Comprehensive Head Start Services to all Pre-K Students School Based  2003 – 2005: ISD receives three 21CCLC awards  2005: Partnership with Department of Social Services to launch a Child Welfare Initiative

3 Independence School District Missouri Assessment Program (03-04 MAP Data) Communications Arts 3 rd Grade ScoresDistrictStatePATHead Start Advanced 2.2%1.6%1.4% 2.0%2/0%0.0%1.2% Proficient Nearing Proficiency Progressing Step 1 1.8%2.6%7.1%6.5%2.0%1.9%5.0%4.8%

4 Independence School District Where We Are Today: Contrasts and Comparisons Single Mothers: 57% (187) 61% (220) Child Care Assistance 19% (64) 25% (93) Receiving Medicaid 67% (224) 75% (274) Average Family Size Average Income $8,752 $12, Mean Income $7,124 $10, For the average family size of 3.76, this income is around 30% below the poverty level.

5 Independence School District Examination of Current Results Leads to improved alignment of: grade level expectations federal and state curriculum standards: Missouri Pre-K Standards; Head Start Standards; and MO Show Me Standards for K-Grade 12 Staff collaboration on authentic assessment tools

6 Independence School District Currently Serving... Student Population: 11,234 students (K-12) Early Education: 648 students (3-5) ECSE: 90 students (3-5) Before/After: 728 children (K-5) Infant Toddlers: 64 children (0-3) PAT:2,972 children (B-5) Early Head Start: 110 children (B-3) Family Literacy: 286 children (B-5) 252 families/teen parents Adult Education: 1,898 students Child Welfare:2,250 children Homeless: 416 children (B-12)

7 Independence School District Early Learning Center (Pre-K)$4,255,000 Head Start $3,193,000 Title 1 150,000 Parent Fees 708,856 DFS 352,691 Early Head Start Collaboration (B-3 yrs)$ 916,000 Early Childhood Special Education$1,092,000 Parents As Teachers$ 458,000 Kids’ Safari - Before/After $2,452,000 21CCLC $1,100,000 State DESE 40,000 Parent Fees 1,199,595 DFS 112,232 Caring Communities$ 531,000 Adult Education/Even Start$ 204,000 Family Services: $ 307,000 Child Welfare Initiative/DFS Grant$174,100 Homeless Services 126,340 Combat 4,080 Truman Heartland Foundation 2,500 Total $10,215,000 CFLC Braided Resources

8 Independence School District Yale School Climate Evaluation Indicates that the school is: conducive to learning supportive motivating environment recognizes the individual needs of parents and families welcomes parents within the school encourages parental involvement views all children as having potential for academic success

9 Independence School District Missouri Pre-K Standards Early Education curriculum is aligned to both the Missouri Pre-K Standards and Missouri Show-Me Standards (K-12) Literacy Standards Social and Emotional Development Standards Math Standards Science Standards Physical Development, Health and Safety Standards


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