There will be a common understanding of school readiness and the importance of early childhood learning.
Provide necessary structure for early childhood partners to develop school readiness common language
2.1.1 Identify partners and convene a cross sector workgroup from the community to specifically address school readiness common language (MISD)
2.1.2 Develop school readiness common language for county wide use (MISD)
2.1.3 Create publications that include a child developmental continuum that can be used to communicate with schools, education professionals, and the community at large (MISD)
2.1.4 Disseminate consistent school readiness information to the community, schools, and families county wide (MISD)
Increase awareness and understanding of school readiness and child development from birth to age 8 for parents and the community
2.2.1 Provide training and opportunities for parents, preschool and K-12 teachers, and the community at large to have access to consistent information regarding school readiness and child development from birth to age 8.
Increase communication between preschool staff, kindergarten staff, early elementary staff, parents, and the community at large regarding school readiness targets and transitions
2.3.1 Develop a process for K and PK teachers to meet regularly to exchange information and plan for transitions (WMISD)
2.3.2 Include early elementary (K through 3rd grade) teachers and administrators in School Readiness Advisory Committee meetings.
Support access to a variety of preschool options for three and four year olds regardless of ability to pay
2.4.1 Support the Manistee County Preschool Scholarship Program (MISD)
2.4.2 Wexford Missaukee Area (WMISD) will consider beginning a preschool scholarship program following the lead of the Manistee group (MISD)