Kansas College & Career Ready

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College and Career Ready means an individual has the academic preparation,cognitive preparation, technical skills, and employability skills to be successful in postsecondary education, in the attainment of an industry recognized certification or in the workforce, without the need for remediation. This document will educate families on what they can do to help their children become college and career ready.

Filed under Families Schools Early Childhood Higher Education and tagged with college readiness college family family engagement Title 1 career readiness on April 27, 2015 #


Social Emotional Development: A Booklet for Kansas Families

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A child’s early development builds a foundation for later learning. The purpose of this booklet is to introduce families to some of the skills, called developmental milestones, that children develop and the order in which they happen. A sampling of ideas to help develop these skills is found in the following pages. Children develop differently, even in the same family. Two children, side by side, will not necessarily have the same skills at the same time. This booklet has been complied to provide information on the development of social and emotional skills in young children and is intended for use by Kansas families. This booklet weaves a common thread of understanding related to what social and emotional development looks like in early childhood. Suggested Use of This Booklet: • As a starting point for conversations about the development of children. • As a guide for families to help support their child’s development through suggested activities.

Filed under Families Schools Early Childhood and tagged with ELG family family engagement development Order from KPIRC kindergarten early childhood social emotional skills social emotional development social development toddlers infant development on March 09, 2012 #


Dropout Prevention: What Families Need to Know

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Family support in a child's education can help build a foundation for success that directly impacts a child's school perfomance in a postive way. This document gives you the tools and tips to help your child in Early Childhood, Elementary school, Middle school and high school to prevent dropout.

Filed under Families Schools Early Childhood and tagged with Dropout prevention effective practices ESEA family family engagement family school partnership fathers teens high school behavior homework meaningful family engagement community involvement teachers discipline on December 05, 2011 #


The ABC Book of Educational Terms: A Plain Language Guide for Parents

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The purpose of this guide is to provide Kansas families with a resource of commonly used educational terms. Many of the terms selected for this plain language guide appear in current state and federal legislation that is of particular interest to parents. If you would like a free copy in pdf format emailed to you, please contact our office.

Filed under Families Schools Early Childhood Higher Education Businesses and tagged with ABC book ABC ABC Guide ABC Guide to Educational Terms educational terms on August 08, 2011 #


Using Internet & Cell Phone Technology Safely: What Families Need to Know

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What a wonderful world we live in! Technology such as the Internet and Cellular (Cell) Phones make staying in constant contact with family and friends simple. Children, as well as adults can and do develop relationships with people in other cities, states, even other countries through gaming and online communication and gaming (Wii, Xbox, PS2, etc). Technology is fun, and should remain fun. However, just like other safety issues, families need to be aware of the dangers, as well as the benefits of using technology. It is of equal importance to know how children are using technology and with whom they are interacting. By following a few simple tips and learning to be involved in a child’s online world, as well as in each child’s day-to- day life, families can ensure that their children, who are technology natives, stay safe.

Filed under Families Schools Early Childhood Higher Education Espanol and tagged with technology Internet Internet Safety Cell Phone Safety Cellular Phone Safety on June 01, 2011 #


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Learn the signs. Act early.

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It's time to change how we view a child's growth. Do you know all the ways you should measure your child’s growth? We naturally think of height and weight, but from birth to 5 years, your child should reach milestones in how he plays, learns, speaks and acts.

Filed under Families Early Childhood and tagged with developmental milestones child development on March 10, 2011 #

Classroom Family Engagement Rubric

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HFRP invited the Flamboyan Foundation to share its classroom family engagement rubric. The rubric provides districts, school leaders, and teachers with a clear picture of what effective family engagement looks like in the classroom through concrete descriptions of how teachers demonstrate strong family engagement through their daily practice.

Filed under Schools Early Childhood and tagged with family engagement meaningful family engagement rubric FINE HFRP Flamboyan on March 10, 2011 #

Center for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation

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The Center for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (CECMHC) was funded as an Innovation and Improvement Project by the Office of Head Start in October 2008. The 3-year grant brings together a group of university researchers to develop strategies to help Head Start programs build a strong mental health foundation for their children, families and staff. Our team's approach is grounded in a set of principles and a research-based model of delivering high quality mental health consultation services. Our team's vision is grounded in a set of principles and a research-based model of the core components of an effective approach to high quality mental health services.

Filed under Families Early Childhood and tagged with infant mental health mental health consultation on March 10, 2011 #

Center for Early Literacy Learning: Mini-posters and CELLpops

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The mini-posters are organized in two versions- one for parents and one for classroom teachers. They provide parents and teachers with simple ways to enhance daily activities and routines with literacy specific opportunities. The CELL Pops are interactive versions of the mini posters and are for use with toddlers or preschoolers.

Filed under Families Early Childhood and tagged with literacy early literacy routines daily activities on March 10, 2011 #

Results Matter Video Series

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These videos have been produced to help providers better understand ways to use observation, documentation, and assessment to inform practice. You can watch the clips online or download QuickTime versions of the videos for use in educational and professional development activities.

Filed under Early Childhood and tagged with early intervention assessment observation on March 02, 2011 #