Early Childhood Update - St. Louis Public Schools

Report
Dr. Sheryl Davenport
Executive Director, EC/ECSE
Classroom
Standards
Teacher Quality
Assessment &
Evaluation
Parental
Engagement
10:1 pupil teacher
ratio per Missouri
Department of Health
and Senior Services
92% of teachers
were certified
During 2011-12,
1,890 preschool
children screened
using DIAL-3
Head Start and
Parents As
Teachers have
advisory councils
Health, Nutrition
and Safety
standards as
outlined by Head
Start
2012-13 includes
7 targeted
professional
development days
Project Construct
Assessment Checklist
administered in
October, January &
April
AFT Innovation
Grant working
group has a
parent
representative
On-site facilities
inspections
conducted by Grace
Hill quality assurance
and compliance staff
Classroom
Assessment Scoring
System (CLASS)
observations of Head
Start teachers
Early Childhood
Outcomes percent of
children in ECSE who
demonstrated
improvement –
targets met per DESE
Classroom
teachers have
parent volunteers
PIIP Center at
Vashon is licensed
and accredited
Early Childhood
Environmental
Rating Scale – R –
classroom
observations
Devereaux Early
Childhood
Assessment
administered
annually
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Data Target
2010-11
2011-12
2012-13
# General Education
preschool
classrooms
97 in 45 schools
133 in 45 schools
134 in 45 schools
# of 3 – 5 year old
students
1,600
2,206 (actual 3-5)
1,641 (actual
enrolled in kg
8/2012)
2,095 (actual 3-5 as
of 9/1-25/12)
Curriculum utilized
Project Construct
Project Construct
Project Construct
Reading Street
Professional
Development
• ECERS-R
Environmental
tool (Teachers &
(DESE approved
curriculum with
supplements in
reading, math and
science)
Paraprofessionals)
Project Construct
training-21
Reading Street
•ECRES-R
•Social Emotional
Support – LUME
Institute
•AFT Innovation
Grant
•CPR certification
•CLASS – Head Start
•Project Construct –
42 trained
St. Louis Public Schools
•ECRES-R
•DECA
•CLASS
•CPR certification
•Project Construct
Training – 86 teachers
and ECTAs trained
•AFT Innovation Grant
supported ORAL
LANGUAGE
DEVELOPMENT
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Data Target
2010-11
2011-12
2012-13
# of Early Childhood Special
Education children in Head Start and
private day care centers around the
City
122
201
153*
# of ECSE classrooms in SLPS
21
21
22
# of SLPS schools
14
16
17
312
337
303*
ECSE Total Enrollment
ECSE and EC professional development in-service workshops are aligned.
* This number is tied to special education eligibility and increases throughout the year.
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Available Early Childhood Seats - 2186
 Actual Enrollment (students in seats) - 2095
Available Seats as of 9/25/2012
 Magnet -18
 ECSE - 32
 General EC - 36
 Total - 86
Over 2000 families passed through the EC
office between May and September.
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Data Target
2010-11
2011-12
2012-13
# of Birth to 3 year old
children screened
5
25
0*
# of 3-5 year old
children screened
493
685
730
Professional
Development
• PAT Teen
Training
• Ages & Stages
Questionnaire
Training
• Individualized
training based
on certification
needs
• New
Foundational
Curriculum
Training
• Visit Tracker
Training (PAT
• New Foundational
Curriculum



approved
tracking/reporting
system)
• SIDS training
Screenings for 3-5 year olds are performed using the Dial-3 across three domains:
motor, concepts, & language.
ASQ is utilized to screen 6 weeks – 3 years old
* Screening 3-5 year olds for DESE reimbursement is priority. 0-3 screenings begin in
October.
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Opening Sumner and Roosevelt PIIP Centers
on October 1, 2012
PIIP Enrollment at Vashon – 11
Anticipated enrollment at Roosevelt -16
Recruiting at Sumner is on-going
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Staff Early Childhood classrooms with qualified teachers and offer supports
such as St. Louis Plan mentor teachers specifically trained in preschool
outcomes – SLPS Plan mentors attend EC professional development including
Project Construct training
Currently at the state level, 4 instruments will be piloted in 2012-13 in
advance of statewide recommendations for 2013-14 – Mason School is
piloting Teaching Strategies GOLD
Continue on-going randomized observations by the Accountability Office to
ensure instruction is optimized and resources are used effectively – Ongoing
Seek funding sources to provide the necessary additional resources to ensure
that classrooms sustain constant learning opportunities – Draft document
has been developed to seek endowment funding to sustain preschool, PIIP
and PAT.
Continue efforts to provide opportunities to engage families in early
childhood activities and guidance – On-going including upcoming PAT Book
Fair, Block Fest and Head Start Policy Council meetings.
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