EE Receives Grant to Bridge K and Preschool Curriculum

Posted on December 20, 2016, in Events, Lancer Life

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The Pennsylvania Department of Education selected Edinboro Elementary School as one of the recipients of a $4,000 grant to help foster the vital collaborations and connections necessary for student success from birth through grade 3.

Edinboro has three early education programs in its region: the Growing and Learning Center housed at Edinboro Elementary School, the YMCA of Greater Erie’s Early Learning University housed on the campus of Edinboro University, and Jack and Jill Preschool housed at the Edinboro Presbyterian Church.

Through this grant, Edinboro Elementary School will work with its area preschools to bridge between kindergarten and preschool curriculums through regular meetings and professional development. The goal from these continuous efforts is to meet students entering kindergarten where they are to increase student performance, align assessments to Early Learning standards and have teachers well-versed in best practices.

The collaboration will allow Edinboro Elementary to forgo the standard assessment for incoming kindergarten students and instead begin conversations through student portfolios with Edinboro preschools regarding students’ strengths and needs and to better prepare programming.

For more information on the grant, please read the entire release here. 

Congratulations to Edinboro’s P-3 Team on receiving this grant!