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Birth through 3 rd Grade (B3). KCUSD Implementation. Birth through 3 rd Grade Challenge. Readi ng proficiency by third grade is one of the single most important predictors of high school graduation and career success.

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Birth through 3 rd grade b3

Birth through 3rd Grade (B3)

KCUSD Implementation


Birth through 3 rd grade challenge
Birth through 3rd Grade Challenge

Reading proficiency by third grade is one of the single most important predictors of high school graduation and career success.

The Birth Through Third Grade Challenge is working to significantly increase the percentage of Fresno County children reading at grade level by third grade.


Fresno county s reading gap
Fresno County’s Reading Gap

57% of Fresno County’s 15,000 third graders are reading below grade level

80% ofEnglish Language Learners

66% of Economically Disadvantaged Students


Fresno county b3 goals
Fresno County B3 Goals

  • Engage districts and schools to develop birth through third systems

  • Engage and align community partners

  • Identify key policy and practice changes required for children to be successful


Birth through 3 rd grade b31
Birth through 3rd Grade (B3)

  • Collaborative effort to implement intentional, integrated, and sustainable systems of support for families

  • Focus on prenatal through 5 years of age – early intervention

  • 3rd grade reading as critical benchmark of short and long term success



B3 challenge districts
B3 Challenge Districts

  • Central Unified School District

  • Firebaugh-Las Deltas Unified School District

  • Fowler Unified School District

  • Fresno Unified School District

  • Kings Canyon Unified School District


B3 challenge phases
B3 Challenge Phases

  • Design Phase – September 2013 to April 2014

  • Implementation Phase – Began in the 2014/15 School Year

    • Districts receive matching funds to implement their plans over a multi-year period

    • Attend series of Professional Learning Community meetings

    • Receive coaching and technical assistance


Kcusd demographics
KCUSD Demographics

  • 9,954 students total- 3,299 k through 3rd

  • 70% students qualify for free and reduced lunch.

    • Washington – 91%

    • Lincoln – 93.6%

    • Jefferson-93.3%

  • 30% are English Language Learners.

    • Washington – 47%

    • Lincoln – 60.4%

    • Jefferson – 64.1%

  • 31% of 3rdgraders are proficient in reading

    • Washington –29%

    • Lincoln – 18%

    • Jefferson – 46%


Kcusd video
KCUSD Video

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ac6xotrpsbaf1i5/Kings%20Canyon%20-%20Home%20version.mov?dl=0



Kcusd s b3 scope of work
KCUSD’s B3 Scope of Work

  • 3 Main Goals

    • 1.) Establish formal partnerships with early care providers and agencies across the community to build professional staff capacity, align curriculum, and coordinate program services in order to enhance learning within our common children and families from pregnancy to 3rd grade.

    • 2.) Create a systematic approach to screening children 0-5 and providing necessary services and supports for children and their families.

    • 3.) Develop and strengthen the Parent Academy program at Washington and Lincoln Elementary Schools.


Hired key personnel
Hired Key Personnel

  • B3 Systems Coordinator

    • Experience in ECE quality and Special Needs Services

  • Social Workers

    • Full time for each challenge school


Kcusd implementation preschool
KCUSD Implementation - Preschool

  • Opened additional preschools – 5 total in the district

    • Washington – 5 Stars

    • Dunlap

    • Jefferson

    • A.L. Conner

    • McCord


Kcusd preschool
KCUSD Preschool

  • Align Curriculum - Blueprints

  • Establish weekly planning meetings

  • CSEFEL Teaching Pyramid

  • Enroll all KCUSD preschools in the Fresno County Early Stars (QRIS)

    • Achieve 3 or higher star rating


Parent academy
Parent Academy

  • Washington and Lincoln offering classes for parents

  • Inspired by Jefferson’s Parent Education program

  • Classes began September 15th


Parent academy1
Parent Academy

  • ESL

  • Computer Literacy

  • Latino Literacy

  • Parenting Partners

  • The Successful Woman

  • Health/Nutrition

  • Gymboree


Gymboree play and music
Gymboree Play and Music

  • Develop cognitive, physical, & social skills through play

  • Parents learn to play with their children & understand their child’s development

  • Specialized equipment used


Parent academy s mission statement
Parent Academy’s Mission Statement

  • The mission of Parent Academy is to provide parents with educational opportunities to integrate them into the district, and connect them to our community. Parent Academy seeks to empower parents by increasing their awareness of and involvement in their children’s education so that all students can achieve their highest potential.








B3 next steps
B3 Next Steps

  • Establish unified screening and referral process

    • Establish partnerships – KC Kids, EPU, CVRC, Public Health Nurses, CIBC

    • Connect families to school based health center – Adventist Health

  • Connect Family Child Care Homes and Center based ECE programs to KCUSD

    • Share PD resources

    • ASQs & establish standard referral process


Questions comments
Questions? Comments?

www.B3FresnoCounty.com


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