Term School Readiness Programs
Code HD-1800.8000
Definition Programs sponsored by states, local municipalities or local nonprofits that prepare children, usually age three to five, to succeed in school. The programs are modeled on Head Start/Better Beginnings/Brighter Futures programs and are compensatory in nature targeting children from low income families or those who have or are at risk for a disability and who may have special needs. Services may include comprehensive development screenings, active learning, parent education programs, family activities, early literacy exercises, home visits and healthy snacks during the school day. In some instances, the programs are entirely home-based and focus on providing materials, instruction and support that enable the parent to prepare their child for entering school. Occasionally, the programs refer to short acclimatization sessions to make new pupils familiar with the school and classroom environment before the formal start of the school year. Some programs offer text messaging as a way to encourage parent participation in early education activities.
Created 7/10/02
Changed 8/2/18
Use References Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program
State/Local School Readiness Programs
See Also References Head Start (HD-1800.3000)
Parenting Education (PH-6100)
Preschools (HD-1800.6500)
External Classification Terms Early Childhood Education (NPC B03.02)
Early School Admissions (UW
Education (CAN ED-170)
Education (USA ED-170)
Preschools (NTE B21)
Related Concepts Children and Youth
Early Childhood Programs/Services
Foster Care Transition Services
Facet Service
Bibliographic References "Text2Learn: An Early Literacy Texting Intervention by Community Organizations"" Alyssa Meuwissen, Alison Giovanelli, Madelyn Labella, and Amy Susman-Stillman, Center for Early Education and Development
University of Minnesota, http://ceed.umn.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Text2LearnPaper.pdf

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