The Early Learning Kindergarten Readiness Partnership & Innovation Program invests in promising models for connecting early learning and K-3 education across the state, and promotes community and school partnerships that result in measurable increases in children’s readiness for kindergarten.
The Program is designed to establish scalable and replicable models for P-3 alignment at the local level, with a focus on shared professional development for early learning providers and kindergarten teachers, supporting successful transitions into kindergarten for all children, and engaging families as equal partners in children’s learning and development.
We are excited to share the results of an in-depth evaluation, conducted by Dr. Beth Green at Portland State University’s Center for Improvement of Child and Family Services, of the 16 projects around the state that received Partnership & Innovation funding in 2014-15. The following link contains the full evaluation report, executive summary, stakeholder interview report, and five mini-evaluation of specific P-3 alignment practices from communities throughout the state.
Contact Brett Walker with the Early Learning Division for more information. Brett can be reached by phone at 503.378.5160 or 971.273.8239 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.