Children of families who engage in early learning activities at home, and have materials available to enrich these experiences, show more advanced vocabulary and literacy skills. (Rodriguez & Tamis-LeMonda, 2011)
When families and the programs where children learn work together and support each other in their respective roles, children have a more positive attitude toward school, stay in school longer, have better attendance, and experience more school success. (Henderson & Mapp, 2002)
Welcome to SECPSD' Events (4 year olds)
Welcome events in SECPSD bring together families, community agencies and schools to support children as they prepare to enter school. Parents and teachers can share strategies and resources for learning and support children in a successful transition to school.
Learning centers and take-home gifts are developmentally appropriate. The atmosphere is relaxed and conversational.
These events take place a full year before children start kindergarten. Please contact your school, ASAP, to register your child for this Fall event.
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Early Years Evaluation (EYE)
Each year, SECPSD uses the Early Years Evaluation (EYE) in our kindergarten classrooms. The EYE provides kindergarten teachers with a framework to structure their regular observations in play-based learning environments in the classroom. The purpose of this assessment is to determine each child’s progress and development in five key areas that are closely linked with early learning and emerging literacy skills.
The five key areas are:
1. Awareness of Self and Environment;
2. Social Skills and Approaches to Learning;
3. Cognitive Skills;
4. Language and Communication; and,
5. Physical Development.
Parents receive a copy of their child’s results, with information in the five key areas, after the assessment is complete. EYE-TA results, along with other assessments, can help teachers to determine the type and amount of support required for each child to succeed in the classroom.
In an effort to meet each child’s learning needs and inform teaching decisions, results of the EYE can be used by educators to plan instruction for the entire class, for small groups and for individual students’ needs.
If you would like more information about the EYE, please visit www.earlyyearsevaluation.com