Getting Them Ready
The Getting Them Ready initiative has a goal of ensuring our young children are prepared for school success. Our effort is centered on the Early Learning Inventory (ELI) data, administered by kindergarten teachers to determine where to begin instruction. We gathered kindergarten and early childhood teachers to examine a trended data report and prioritize which skills, if better supported in children’s early years, would result in more robust school success. The Blue Ridge Partnership For Children then met with administrators to construct supports that could make it possible for teachers to ensure children acquire these skills. This plan provided teachers with materials and activities, training and individualized coaching, opportunities to observe highly-talented peer teachers, and gatherings to discuss what’s working. Training modules were prepared for programs to deliver to parents. Finally, representatives of community agencies were convened to plan how we could collaborate to intensify our impact.Visit The Website
|State or Local?
|Blue Ridge Partnership for Children
|Type of Lead Agency
Community Foundation of Western North Carolina