Preschool Collaboration Meeting
Too few children in Flagstaff have equitable access to high-quality preschool. This condition is unsatisfactory and is an obstacle for advancing world-class education for every child in Flagstaff.
We are convening a meeting with all existing child care and preschool community members to discuss next steps for the project and use collective impact to design programming to meet our goals for increasing quality and access to high quality early learning programming.
Topics to include:
- How to help others understand the importance of high-quality early learning experiences
- Establishing Early Learning Locator services
- Connecting families with children birth to five to support services with an Early Learning Family Partner
- Next steps for preschool expansion and how to support building high-quality early learning within Flagstaff
Meeting date: February 18th from 10:00-11:30 am,
Location: Family Resource Center, 4000 N Cummings St., Flagstaff, 86004
Call or video in options available: https://bluejeans.com/678332998?src=calendarLink
Questions: email Rebecca Cirzan at email@example.com
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From – The Hechinger Report, May 19, 2019. Brenda Iasevoli Read more “Paying for High Quality Public Preschool”
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COMMUNITYWIDE PRESCHOOL COLLABORATION MEETING
LAUNCH Flagstaff invites all early childhood center directors or owners to join us for this important community conversation about how we as a community of caring adults can expand equitable access to high-quality preschool in Flagstaff.
Refreshments will be served, complements of United Way of Northern Arizona
- Purpose and background of the LAUNCH Flagstaff report Expanding High Quality Preschool in Flagstaff
- Small group breakout discussions with report-outs and collaborative discussion
- Understanding the current landscape for existing preschool options and needs
- Next steps
Questions? Please email Paul Kulpinski at firstname.lastname@example.org
Preschools Collaborate Toward Expansion
FLAGSTAFF April 11, 2019
Over thirty Flagstaff area preschool directors, early childhood educators, K-12 school officials, and interested community members met today to explore opportunities for collaboration toward expanding preschool access.
The group met as part of the community conversation started by the publication of LAUNCH Flagstaff’s report and recommendation for expanding access to high-quality preschool in Flagstaff.
LAUNCH Flagstaff convened the group to strengthen relationships, improve communication, and engage preschool directors for their expertise Read more “Preschool Collaboration Expansion”
LAUNCH Flagstaff Discusses Preschool Report on KAFF Radio
FLAGSTAFF March 12, 2019
Peter Bruce of KAFF Radio hosted LAUNCH Flagstaff Partnership Director Paul Kulpinski and Leadership Council Member Robert Kelty on the air to speak to the Flagstaff community about the Expanding High Quality Preschool in Flagstaff report.
Listen to the entire interview below.
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?