1. Presentation by North Country Healthcare on the Resource Provider Database as part of our effort to improve coordination and delivery of child development and parenting information.
2. Given the impact of the Flagstaff minimum wage increase on Head Start eligibility, what questions do we need to ask to prepare partners for keeping student participation in high-quality preschool programs at or above 23% for 2018?
- Data Presentation
- Discussion: Theory of Change
Agenda: Celebration of our progress this year.
Bring a new community partner; parent; teacher…
Location: Family Resource Center
- Flagstaff Unified School District (FUSD) – Kindergarten Development Assessment (KDA) and Data Evaluation Process
- Head Start – Teaching Strategies GOLD (TSG) tool
- Discussion: Kindergarten Developmental Inventory (KDI) and AZ Dept of Ed (ADE) Partnership Agreement Collaboration
- Next Steps
- Next Meeting: December 5 – Celebrate our progress and bring a new community partner; parent; teacher
- Discuss the proposal by the ADE for partnership agreements with local education agencies.
- Coordinate action around partnership agreements with ADE and use of the KDI citywide.
Department of Education Presents for LAUNCH Network
On October 17th the LAUNCH Flagstaff Kindergarten Readiness Community Action Network (CAN) met with the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) to learn more about their Kindergarten Developmental Inventory (KDI) as part of our research into finding the most appropriate tool for Flagstaff educators to measure developmentally appropriate skills necessary for success in Kindergarten. Read more “Department of Education Presents for LAUNCH Network”
PLEASE NOTE: Date change from normal day of the month.
Presentation by Arizona Department of Education on the Kindergarten Development Inventory.
Location: Ponderosa Room
Coconino County Health Services Building
2625 N. King St
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
- Paul Intro- Summarize LAUNCH collective impact (5m)
- Rene Intro- Intro school readiness CAN (5m)
- Kindergarten Readiness CAN:
Action group supporting world class education by aligning systems and resources to ensure every child in Flagstaff arrives to kindergarten ready.
- Kindergarten Readiness definition:
Kindergarten readiness encompasses holistic and developmentally appropriate skill sets, knowledge, mindset and supports necessary for optimal educational success.
- Currently 47% of Flagstaff kindergarteners arrive ready to lean
- LAUNCH Kindergarten Readiness CAN aims to increase that number incrementally annually
- Welcome/Introductions (5m)
- LAUNCH Kindergarten Readiness- Immediate task (5m)
- Ensuring all Flagstaff kindergarten programs
- Have common measures of kindergarten readiness
- Use a common tool to measure kindergarten readiness
- Share kindergarten readiness data
- Lauren Zbyszinski,Ph.D, Director of Professional Learning and Sustainability (45m)
Arizona Department of Education
- How KDI can be used as a tool to measure K readiness as children enter kindergarten? (Share the condensed “checklist” of skills)
- KDI in practice
- Learning environment
- Teacher-child interactions
- Intentional activities
- How teachers use data
- How data can inform parents
- Sites piloting KDI
- Teacher feedback on implementation
- Teaching Strategies- KDI (10m)
- Training process
- Training fee
- Question and Answer (15m)
Discussion: Do we want to refer to our group as the Kindergarten or School Readiness CAN?
Approve Parent Questionnaire draft to send to LAUNCH data for review
- Purpose: Find out what supports are most helpful to families? Are they choosing preschool? Why or why not? What is their understanding of kindergarten readiness skills?
- Are these the right questions to get the answers we want?
- Focus Group at various K sites?
- In K registration packets (FUSD, other?)
- Do we want to partner with other community programs to obtain surveys? (Healthy Families, WIC, Head Start, Parents As Teachers)
Discuss our role in developing collaboration among local preschool and kindergarten teachers
- Inviting to participate, especially to our next meeting on October 17th
- Adopting a community wide K readiness assessment tool
- K Transition plan template
- Feedback on training and resource needs/assets
Review annual work plan and provide feedback
(June, July, August)
(September, October, November)
|Invite Prek-K teachers and admin to:
Ø LAUNCH for October’s KDI presentation
Ø ASCC Early Childhood Symposium, Saturday November 4th: LAUNCH presentation on the Community Wide K Transition Plan template
Ø Connect to and participate in LAUNCH School Readiness CAN
Reflect on data and common threads of “K Ready”
(December, January, February)
|Invite programs to connect to and participate in K Readiness CAN
Promote K registration
Parent Questionnaires in registration packets
· December: Invite Prek-K teachers and admin to participate in a LAUNCH 101- School Readiness potluck
· January: Discuss preference for common K readiness assessment tool; outreach plan to advocate for wide spread use
· February: Transition Plan Template Intro (goals, feedback, current strategies, needs)
(March, April, May)
|Promote K registration
Parent Questionnaires in registration packets
Connect programs to training on (adopted) kindergarten readiness tool
· March: Review of transition plans being used in our community: strategies, training needs and requested resources; Brainstorm strategies to address needs
- Tuesday October 17th 3:30-5pm, Family Resource Center. NOTE DATE CHANGE
LAUNCH data sharing agreement with FUSD and Head Start
- Provide feedback to parent questionnaire draft
Communication with other CAN:
- Request data team to review and provide feedback on parent questionnaire
- Discuss with data team who/how to conduct parent interviews and/or focus group
- FUSD implements KDA within first 2 weeks of school
- Data team reviews andanalyzes data to identify number of children entering kindergarten “ready”
- September: KDI (state tool) presentation
- October: Review KDA and TSG data; Conduct parent interviews and/or focus groups
- November- January: Identify commonalities among those who were identified as “kindergarten ready”(Data CAN)
- November–January: LAUNCH K Readiness CAN works to build collaboration among public,charter and private preschool and kindergartens-
- Encourage all programs to utilize the K Transition Plan template (continuing the work of the Flagstaff Community Wide Kindergarten Transition Team)as a means to strengthen the Prek-K transition and share supports and resources necessary for successful transitions into school for children, parents and teachers.
- Further the discussion of a common K readiness tool
- February: Promote K registration
- March-June: LAUNCH K Readiness CAN works to build collaboration among public,charter and private preschool and kindergartens-
- Determine common readiness tool
September 5, 2017 3:30-5:00 Family Resource Center