Presentation on theme: "INTERVENTION: CLOSING THE ACADEMIC GAP BEFORE KINDERGARTEN Kathy Petersen Bonnie VanAusdal Brittney Nelson."— Presentation transcript:
INTERVENTION: CLOSING THE ACADEMIC GAP BEFORE KINDERGARTEN Kathy Petersen Bonnie VanAusdal Brittney Nelson
INTRODUCTIONS Kathy Petersen Title I Director Bonnie VanAusdal Early Childhood Specialist Brittney Nelson Curriculum specialist
HISTORY School data Title I goals Research Action plan Not all kindergarteners are created equal!
EVOLUTION 2009One school-site migrant preschool 1 session (1 instructional para & 16 children) Site curriculum and no professional development 2010Three school-site Title IA preschools 2 sessions, 2 days per week ( 3 instructional paras & 60 children) Suggested curriculum, no professional development 2011ten school-site Title IA preschools 2 sessions, 2 days a week (11 instructional paras & 330 children) Program curriculum, summer bootcamp & semi-weekly professional development 2012Twelve school-site Title IA preschools 3 sessions, 4 days per week (12 instructional paras & 600 children) Common curriculum, summer bootcamp, weekly professional development, and professional learning communities 2013Collaborating within our state to improve early childhood for all children Early childhood Symposium and open house Waterford early learning interactive computer program
PURPOSE Our goal is to provide a high quality and developmentally appropriate preschool experience for children in our community. Our program emphasizes the whole development of children. We promote the physical development of children by encouraging healthy play, the cognitive development that prepares the preschooler for Kindergarten, and the social-emotional development that focuses on self regulation, social skills, problem solving, and age appropriate behavior.
ROLES School district school Preschool Staff Title I team Director Develop, organize, and oversee program goals Develop job descriptions Hire supervisors Secure and manage finances Ensure compliance Coordinate with district leadership Early Childhood Specialist Coordinate with site principals Ensure adherence to the professional code of ethics Supervise and evaluate certified staff Develop marketing and advertising Train and motivate certified personnel Establish and maintain effective learning climate to build student success Curriculum Director Organize and implement all program goals related to curriculum Conduct professional development Publish monthly parent newsletter Prepare materials for parent involvement and training Purchase curriculum materials and classroom equipment.
CURRICULUM Started with two commercial programs Little Treasures and Math connects Sample lesson plans Lesson plans weren’t followed (for various reasons) Curriculum director hired Experience with preschool and Kindergarten curriculum and standards Wrote and distributed detailed lesson plans Teachers were trained on the lesson plans every Friday Lessons were modeled during training and in classrooms Teachers were given all the materials needed to follow the lesson plans Teachers were held accountable to follow the lesson plans
ASSESSMENT DATA 2011-2012 Washington County School District 2011-2012 Preschool Assessment Pre-AssessmentMid-AssessmentPost-Assessment (out of 165) District Average57100129 Percent of Maximum Score34.4%60.4%78.4% Percent Increase 75.9%29.8% Percent Increase (Pre to Post) 128.2%