Thursday, December 13, 2018

School Readiness

School Readiness

Statistics show one third of Louisiana kindergarten students are considered below grade level and are at risk of reading failure unless appropriate intervention is provided. 

Studies also show children who attend some type of early childhood program before kindergarten are more likely to complete high school and go through their entire school careers without repeating a grade. The Orchard Foundation administers training institutes funded by The Rapides Foundation for eligible Central Louisiana preK, Head Start and Childcare providers.

School Readiness Institutes

The Orchard Foundation administers school readiness training institutes for PreK, Head Start and Childcare centers who are participating in the state of Louisiana’s Early Childhood System Community Network pilots. 

To expand access to high quality, publicly funded, early childhood education programs and ensure more children are ready to enter kindergarten, the Louisiana Legislature enacted Act 3, which includes the Community Network pilots as part of the effort to develop a unified Early Childhood System of Local Networks across the state.  

The training institutes provided by The Orchard Foundation are funded by The Rapides Foundation’s Education Initiative, which includes a School Readiness component to enhance and support training opportunities for Community Network pilot participants. The training is presented by Teachstone, and provides additional opportunities for Community Network pilot participants to receive the state-approved training. 

The School Readiness training includes: Teaching Strategies Gold, the state’s Birth to Kindergarten assessment tool; and CLASS (Classroom Assessment Scoring System) Observer Reliability training, which prepares an observer to conduct CLASS observations. 

To learn more about the School Readiness Institutes, please contact The Orchard Foundation.


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