In order for Oregon to reach our 40-40-20 goal and close opportunity gaps, we must work together to create a truly seamless system of education for all children. This requires early learning, K-12, and health providers to reach out to each other and identify opportunities to collaborate, align work, and leverage resources to work in partnership with families.
These resources will help you identify the best next step for doing this work in your community.
Key Resources for Early Years to Early Grades Work in Your Community
Kindergarten Readiness Partnership & Innovation Program
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 links contain the full evaluation report, executive summary, stakeholder interview report, and five mini-evaluation of specific P-3 alignment practices from communities throughout the state.
- Executive Summary
- Key Stakeholder Interviews Report
- Mini Evaluation: Yamhill
- Mini Evaluation: Frontier
- Mini Evaluation: David Douglas
- Mini Evaluation: High Desert ESD
- Mini Evaluation: Early Learning Multnomah
See the full report here.
If you would like more information, please contact:
P-3 Alignment Specialist