Prepare Children for School, Birth - Grade 2
The Prepare Children for School implementation group focuses on the beginning of the educational continuum, from birth to age eight. Its objectives are to identify data and develop or use existing performance indicators to assess progress in children's preparation to begin school. More specifically, the group is studying:
- School readiness in all developmental domains (physical, cognitive, language, social, emotional, creative).
- Birth – age 8 includes a broad range of developmental stages, each equally important, as a child grows in knowledge, skills, and dispositions required to be a successful student.
- Coordination of the delivery system for services for young children and families. Lack of coordination of these services is a problem within Central Indiana and across the nation. Different funding streams, variations in regulations of out-of-home childcare, and reliance on self-reported data from parents make it difficult to identify measurable outcomes and collect data.
Prepare Children for School Annotated Bibliography
Research that the Prepare Children for School Working Group has accomplished has led us to these articles. Useful in our research and understanding, we think you'll find them useful too.
|Name||Organization Affiliated With|
|Marlo Allen||Flanner House of Indianapolis|
|Victoria J. Anderson||IUPUI Center for Young Children|
|Peggy Apple (Co-Chair)||School of Education/Ivy Tech|
|Mindy Bennett||Child Care Answers|
|Michael Bowling||Englewood Christian Church|
|Brian Culp||School of Physical Education|
|Laura Danielson||IUPUI – Polis Center|
|Ken Durgans||IUPUI Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion|
|Kathryn Fletcher||Ball State University|
|Heather Girton||United Way of Central Indiana|
|Lisa Henley||Indiana Child Care & Resource & Referral|
|Linda Hogan||Indianapolis Public School|
|Linda Houser||School of Education|
|Laura Hubbard||Kingsley Terrace Child Development Center|
|Jann Johnson||Franklin College|
|Kathy Johnson||IUPUI – Dept. of Psychology|
|Eric Lange||Goodwill Industries|
|Ted Maple (Co-Chair)||United Way of Central Indiana|
|Greg Porter||Indiana State Representative|
|Myron Richardson||Flanner House Indianapolis|
|Dawn Underwood||CAPE – Franklin College|