Laying the Foundation for School Success

Report
Vicki Hodges and Sharon Neely
Illinois State Board of Education
Deb Foust, Lead Area Liaison ROE 47
Libby Wilken, Lead Area Liaison ROE 32
 Applying
social-emotional learning standards
and self-regulation skills to the preschool
program to enhance learning and foster
resilience for children in homeless situations
 Creating and analyzing a preschool homeless
plan to improve program quality and
promote student growth
 Differentiating developmentally appropriate
activities to meet the needs of ALL children,
including those in homeless situations
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AREA 2
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Illinois has . . .
•
approximately 863 Public
School Districts (Data Analysis and
AREA 3
Accountability, Illinois State Board of Education, 2013)
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102 counties
•
is the 5th largest state per
population (12,830,532)
•
is the 24th largest state per
land area in the nation
(55,583.58 sq. mi.)
http://www.ipl.org/div/s
tateknow/popchart.html
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54,892 homeless children and youth in the 20122013 school year.
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There was an 14.5% increase from 2011-2012
school year serving 47,965 homeless children
and youth.
**This data includes district served Preschool-12th grade
Ten states do not have state-funded preschools
Source: http://preschoolmatters.org/?s=state+funded+preschools
From NIEER (National Institute for Early Education Research) The State of
Preschool 2012
Local or other
Funding
Pre-K 4 All - AM
Pre-K 4 All - AM
Pre-K 4 All - PM
Pre-K 4 All - All day
Title 1
Head Start
Title 1
Head Start
Local or other Funding
Pre-K 4 All All day
Pre-K 4 All - PM
2500
2209
2000
2420
2463
1674
1500
1000
2010-11
2011-12
2012-13
2013-14
500
0
Homeless Preschool Students
Homeless preschool students reported in
Student Information System (SIS)
http://www.isbe.net/earlychi/pdf/ea
rly_learning_standards.pdf
Language Arts
 Mathematics
 Science
 Social Studies
 Physical Development and Health
 The Arts
 English Language Learners Home Language
Development

Social/Emotional
Development
identify and understand one’s feelings
 accurately read and comprehend emotional
states in others
 manage strong emotions and their expression
in a constructive manner
 regulate one’s behavior
 develop empathy for others
 establish and sustain relationships. (Boyd,

Barnett, Bodrova, Leong, & Gomby, 2005)
“The preschool years appear to be a window of
opportunity for building these skills, and
successful interventions targeting
disadvantaged children, including homeless
children, are likely to have a high return on
investment in the form of greater school
success. “
Risk and Resilience in the Educational Success of
Homeless and Highly Mobile Children: Introduction to the Special Section,
Ann S. Masten. Educational Researcher http://er.aera.net. Dec. 5, 2012
to give programs a better understanding of what
is expected of them on Compliance Checklist and
in return provide a higher quality program for
homeless children
 to focus more diligently on children in homeless
situations and adapt the preschool program goals
objectives, and curriculum to meet the needs of
the children and their families
 by ISBE and the NAEHCY Early Childhood SubCommittee
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 Teacher

Education License Valid for Early Childhood
 Aide

Paraprofessional License
 Parent

Coordinator
Bachelor’s Degree
 Physical
Appearance
 Emotional
 Physical
 Health
Attachment
Delays
Issues
 Changes
with Parents Involvement
 Motor
Development
 Language
and Cognitive Development
 Social-Emotional
 Physical
Development
Health Development
MOTOR
Physical
Development
Cognitive/
language
Social/
Emotional
Vicki Hodges
Sharon Neely
Principal Consultant
Early Childhood MK-V
(217)524-4835
[email protected]
Principal Consultant MK-V
Special Education Division
(217)782-5589
[email protected]
Deb Foust
Area 2 Lead Area Liaison
Lee/Ogle ROE 47
(815)652-2054
[email protected]
HOTLINE NUMBER
1-800-215-6379
Jeff Aranowski
State Coordinator for Homeless Education
(312)814-2223
[email protected]
Libby Wilken
Area 4 Lead Area Liaison
Kankakee/Iroquois ROE 32
(815)694-0607
[email protected]

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