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- Meeting the Challenge - Creating and Sustaining Quality Programs in “Tight Times” Using Title 1 Stimulus Funding For Early Learning Birth Through Age 8. Uses & Models for Effective, Aligned Early Care and Education.
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Creating and Sustaining Quality Programs in “Tight Times” Using Title 1 Stimulus Funding
For Early Learning
Birth Through Age 8
Uses & Models for Effective, Aligned
Early Care and Education
Mary Seaton, Director of Early Learning & Anne Renschler, Consolidated Program Review Supervisor
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction State of Washington
“Children are more likely to grow into independent, able learners, and to succeed in school and beyond, if they have a strong, solid PreK-3rd base that integrates planning, curricula, professional development, and assessment across these six years.” (Rema Shore Foundation for Child Development 2009)
Title 1 funds can be used for:
Increase alignment between early care and education by connecting existing early learning programs birth through age eight
Layer funds to develop or expand services to additional students
Add comprehensive services targeting children birth through age eight
Summer kindergarten prep programs
Organize partnered professional development & planning for children birth through age eight toward development of common understanding & practice.
Title 1can be used to support professional development or planning.
Fundsclassrooms for 4 year olds who qualify “More at Four”, Head Start, and extends child care subsidy to full-day, full-year funds.
Hamilton County Schools in Chattanooga, TN
Uses Title I, Head Start and state pre-k funds to support 37 preschool classes of which12 are provided in community based settings. All classes use the same curriculum, and all teachers receive the same professional development, regardless of setting.
(Center for Law And Social Policy CLASP -2007)
For additional technical assistance in your planning, or to find out if your ideas are allowable for use of Title 1 funds, OSPI staff are available to help.