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Indiana, PA 15701
Head Start defines school readiness as children possessing the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary for success in school and for later learning and life. It means that children are ready for school, families are ready to support their children's learning, and schools are ready for children.
School readiness goals articulate the program's expectations of children's status and progress across the five essential domains of child development and early learning that will improve children's readiness for kindergarten. These domains include (1) language and literacy development, (2) cognition and general knowledge (3) approaches toward learning, (4) physical well-being and motor development, and (5) social and emotional development.
School readiness goals are developed by aggregating and analyzing child assessment data.
Program Goals to Support School Readiness
Insure the Fiscal Management and program systems are up to date and effective.
Make data collection and evaluations, using existing technology, a priority across all service areas.
Ensure that the health and nutrition needs of all children are identified and met for optimum learning and school readiness.
Ensure Parent, Family and Community Engagement through activities that are grounded in positive, ongoing, and goal-oriented relationships with families.
Strengthen collaboration with school districts and other community agencies to define school readiness and develop common goals to ensure successful transitions.
Increase staff competencies through the provision of effective professional development.
Continue to infuse the CLASS guidelines and expectations across all service areas.
School Readiness Goals for Preschoolers
School Readiness Goals for Infants and Toddlers
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