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  1. Brain Builders Video Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQTfmnYB7I0

  2. Pathway to Children Ready for School & Succeeding in the Third Grade Exemplary Practices in Educational Leadership Conference

  3. Brain Builders – First Five Years Fund “Every child-adult interaction matters for young children.”

  4. How Can We Support the Path to 3rd Grade Reading? 3rd Grade Birth

  5. Brain Research

  6. Research is Telling Us Vital Connection

  7. LANGUAGE IS THE FOUNDATION OF LITERACY

  8. Research is Telling Us WARM, RESPONSIVE INTERACTIVE LANGUAGE IS THE FOUNDATION OF LITERACY

  9. Hart and Risely (1995) Hart & Risely conducted a longitudinal study of children and families from three groups: • Professional families • Working-class families • Families on welfare

  10. Cumulative Language Experiences

  11. How do we help children and families address this inequity?

  12. The Research is Telling Us? Every Year Matters

  13. The Research is Telling Us? In human development, the successful completion of each stage enables us to move on to the next.

  14. The Research is Telling Us? We need to improve the learning opportunities at each stage, starting with babies.

  15. We worry about what a child will be tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today. --Stacia Tauscher

  16. What Are the Pieces of Wisdom Telling Us? The Research is Telling Us? 5-8 We need to create better connections between each stage to support continuity of learning and development for each child. 3-5 0-3

  17. What Are the Pieces of Wisdom Telling Us? The Research is Telling Us? There is increasing recognition that Third Grade is a crucial turning point in educational trajectories.

  18. Different Names --- Common Goals Telling Us? Preschool – 3rd P-3 Birth – 3rd B-3

  19. The Research is Telling Us? Increase access to high quality, comprehensive services at each age level. Birth To Three Three To Five K To 3rd Grade

  20. The Research is Telling Us? Increase collaborationand continuity of services across the age levels Birth To Three Three To Five K To 3rd Grade BIRTH TO 3RD

  21. Challenging Steps for B3 Progress

  22. Improve quality of instruction across 0-8 programs through continuity of services, workforce development, and increased family and community involvement.

  23. Improve quality of instruction across 0-8 programs through continuity of services, workforce development, and increased family and community involvement. • Work towards an aligned and seamless system of learning standards, outcomes, curriculum, assessment, and support for children from birth through third grade.

  24. Improve quality of instruction across 0-8 programs through continuity of services, workforce development, and increased family and community involvement. • Work towards an aligned and seamless system of learning standards, outcomes, curriculum, assessment, and support for children from birth through third grade. • Create effective data systems that provide timely information about student learning and inform teachers and caregivers along the 0-8 continuum.

  25. Improve quality of instruction across 0-8 programs through continuity of services, workforce development, and increased family and community involvement. • Work towards an aligned and seamless system of learning standards, outcomes, curriculum, assessment, and support for children from birth through third grade. • Create effective data systems that provide timely information about student learning and inform teachers and caregivers along the 0-8 continuum. • Increase access and opportunity for support and intervention for children with the greatest needs.

  26. Improve quality of instruction across 0-8 programs through continuity of services, workforce development, and increased family and community involvement. • Work towards an aligned and seamless system of learning standards, outcomes, curriculum, assessment, and support for children from birth through third grade. • Create effective data systems that provide timely information about student learning and inform teachers and caregivers along the 0-8 continuum. • Increase access and opportunity for support and intervention for children with the greatest needs.

  27. Partner with Parents: The Best Advocates for Quality and Continuity They see their children as they are today… And tomorrow… And tomorrow…

  28. What the best and wisest parent wants for his own child, that must be what the community wants for all its children. John Dewey

  29. Why third grade reading levels? Today, there are 14,675 3rd graders in Fresno County 8,072 (55%) of them are not proficient in reading 1 in 6 (16%) will not graduate from high school 1,292 are potential high school dropouts 3rd grade reading levels Third grade reading levels are indicative of students’ performance across subjects and are a strong predictive indicator of whether or not a student will graduate from high school. Source(s): The Children’s Movement, Fresno, 2012; Kids Count Data Center, 2012

  30. Illiteracy contributes to incarceration • Across the U.S. • 85% of all juveniles who interface with the juvenile court system are functionally illiterate • 60% of all prison inmates are functionally illiterate • Recidivism rates drop from 70% to 16% if inmates receive literacy help Source(s): Begin to Read; DoSomething.org – 11 Facts about Literacy in America

  31. What influences 3rd grade literacy? • Exposure to reading • 1 in 5 children were read to less than 3 times a week • 3 in 5 children are not enrolled in preschool • Absenteeism • 6% of children missed school due to illness or injury • 20% of third grade students missed at least 10 days of school • 8% of students were suspended in Fresno County in 2012 • 44% of Fresno County households moved within the last 5 years • Violence in the home/neighborhood safety: • Domestic violence calls (11.0 per 1,000), nearly double the state rate (6.1) • Violent crime (509 per 100,000 people), 7% higher than for the state • 20% of California families earning incomes of $25K or less reported their child’s safety in the neighborhood was somewhat unsafe/very unsafe Source(s): Kids Count Data Center 2011 - 2012; kidsdata.org; American Community Survey, 2008 - 2010

  32. Impact of improving 3rd grade literacy High school dropouts 15% of Fresno County students who had entered the 9th grade four years earlier did not receive a high school diploma in 2012. Fresno County 4-Year Adjusted Cohort Dropout Rate, 2010 - 2012 Individuals who lack a high school diploma are more likely to face unemployment, earn lower wages, require public assistance, and engage in criminal activity. Source(s): Kids Count Data Center, 2010–2012; Alliance for Excellent Education, 2007

  33. Impact of improving 3rd grade literacy • Benefits not only for Fresno County… but for the state of California… • Fiscal gains: • (Per high school graduate) • An additional $290,000 in earnings per graduate • $100,000 more in federal, state and local taxes • $53,000 in economic benefits at the local level, $390,000 statewide • Social benefits: • 3,774 more children reading proficiently by 8th grade • 317,216 fewer adults would be obese • 202 fewer murders, 51,081 fewer prisoners • Life expectancy would increase on average by six months • 975,055 more people would vote in general elections Source(s): California Dropout Research Project, 2008, 2009; A Portrait of California, 2011.

  34. Game Plan for Fresno CountyBirth-Through-3rd Grade Challenge • Sponsoring Partners • David and Lucille Packard Foundation • Early Edge California • First 5 Fresno County • Fresno County Office of Education • Fresno Regional Foundation

  35. B3 Professional Learning Community F3KC2 • Firebaugh Las Deltas Unified School District • Fowler Unified School District • Fresno Unified School District • Kings Canyon Unified School District • Central Unified School District

  36. Policy Cabinet Goal: Address systems-level policies to support the Challenge Districts’/Schools’ Plans • Five Challenge Grant Superintendents • County Department Heads • Community Heads

  37. The Design PhaseSeptember 2013-April 2014 • Pathway to Children Ready for School and Succeeding by the 3rd Grade • School as the Hub of Community: Using Data for Community Engagement • Leadership, Teaching and Learning • Eliminating the Achievement Gap for English Language Learners • Access, Transitions and Pathways • Reinvesting/Blending Existing Funding Streams to Support Achievement

  38. Capstone-April 2014 • Districts and Schools share their draft implementation plans • The Policy Cabinet present ideas and recommendations on policy changes and system supports

  39. Reading by the third grade means opportunity for life Impact of improving 3rd grade literacy