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  • Resources and Training contact Karalyn Huey Assessment Training Supervisor email protected 800 587 5639 Ext 237 For help with Curriculum Resources and Training contact Nan Mastie Curriculum Training Specialist email protected 800 587 5639 Ext 224 OR Elizabeth Spisich Curriculum

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  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation awards HighScope grant to design early childhood Professional Learning Comm.
    Michigan August 11 2015 The HighScope Educational Research Foundation has been awarded a 385 000 one year grant by the W K Kellogg Foundation to create a pilot Professional Learning Community in Ypsilanti Michigan and Seattle Washington that is dedicated to diversity equity and excellence in education for young children from diverse backgrounds Today communities experience unprecedented degrees of diversity among young children yet race and family income remain a consistent predictor of children s opportunities to learn and achieve In Seattle Washington leaders are committed to achieving racial equity eliminating the legacy of systemic biases that is built into institutions and investing in learning opportunities for all children HighScope is internationally known as a pioneer in providing high quality education for young children and provides training and development for their parents caregivers and teachers Research shows that its approach to high quality early learning has positive effects that endure over a lifetime for children born into poverty Certified HighScope field trainers work closely with preschool and child care practitioners in their communities who are learning how to implement the HighScope Curriculum By creating a Professional Learning Community linking the efforts of HighScope and the Seattle early learning initiative this pilot will break new ground in deeply understanding diversity among young children and applying professional insights to bring about individual and institutional changes in professional practice This important grant supports a framework for a Professional Learning Community that will provide early childhood teachers with professional development in dual language acquisition and cultural responsiveness said Sue Bredekamp Chair of the HighScope Board of Directors The result will be an organization with the demonstrated commitment and capacity to advance both excellence and equity in education for young children from diverse cultural linguistic racial and economic backgrounds About HighScope The HighScope Educational Research

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  • IOM for Early Learning
    New Director of Research Ready Schools Act of 2011 2011 David Weikart Award MiAEYC Awards Schweinhart Numbers Plus Intentional Teacher IEA Preprimary Project Early Math Curriculum Conflict Resolution Perry Preschool Study Head Start and HighScope Extensions Video Clips Podcasts ReSource Hot Topics News Press Releases IOM for Early Learning Print Findings of the IOM for Early Learning to be Presented at the HighScope Annual International Conference on May 7 2015 in Ypsilanti MI For Immediate Release Ypsilanti MI On May 7 2015 LaRue Allen PhD will address the HighScope Annual International Conference in Ypsilanti Michigan She will give her talk The Science of Children Birth to Age 8 Deepening and Broadening the Foundation for Success at 9 45 a m at the Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center one of a limited number of locations where the findings will be publicly presented On April 1 2015 the Institute of Medicine IOM and the National Research Council NRC of the National Academies Board of Children Youth and Families committee released their findings in a new report Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8 A Unifying Foundation Dr Allen is chair of the 18 member committee and Cheryl Polk PhD president of HighScope has served as a committee member Early childhood educators understand that children begin learning at birth and that development continues exponentially to age 8 They also know that the decisions that teachers and caregivers make every day are critical to children s development and long term educational and health outcomes This consensus report by the National Academy of Sciences addresses the question How can the science of children s development from birth through age eight inform how we prepare a workforce to seamlessly support children s health development learning and school success The report explained in this recorded

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  • Great Start to Quality Assessment Transitioned to HighScope
    Grant Polk Selected President Sec Duncan Visits Ypsi Schweinhart Retiring Oakland Schl Partnership Center for Early Ed Eval 2012 David Weikart Awards Excelligence Partnership New Director of Research Ready Schools Act of 2011 2011 David Weikart Award MiAEYC Awards Schweinhart Numbers Plus Intentional Teacher IEA Preprimary Project Early Math Curriculum Conflict Resolution Perry Preschool Study Head Start and HighScope Extensions Video Clips Podcasts ReSource Hot Topics News Press Releases ECIC Partnership Print Michigan s Great Start to Quality Assessment Component Transitioned to the HighScope Educational Research Foundation The Center for Early Education Evaluation at HighScope now administers the PQA Ypsilanti Michigan March 11 2015 In January 2015 the Early Childhood Investment Corporation ECIC established a partnership with the HighScope Educational Research Foundation to support the assessment component of Great Start to Quality Michigan s tiered quality rating and improvement system for child care and preschool programs As part of this partnership HighScope is responsible for the hiring training and monitoring of assessors conducting the Program Quality Assessment PQA a series of tools developed by HighScope for Great Start to Quality The goal of this partnership is to strengthen and maintain the integrity of the assessment component of Great Start to Quality The Center for Early Education Evaluation CEEE the research and evaluation arm at HighScope will administer and oversee the transition and implementation Tomoko Wakabayashi EdD Director of the CEEE at HighScope states We have a regular communication system in place with ECIC and have our best staff working on the transition and implementation We have been able to transition the contracts of an experienced assessment coordinator and assessment specialists from ECIC to continue their respective roles with us The CEEE is known to maintain objectivity as researchers and we re excited that we may have the opportunity to make

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  • Experts on Program Quality to Gather at ECRE Conference
    Early Childhood Research and Evaluation to discuss this year s theme Measuring Program Quality Translating Research Into Policy and Practice Speakers and panelists will discuss the topic from both research and policy perspectives in the context of states Quality Rating and Improvement Systems QRIS Decades of research have shown that high quality early childhood educational experiences have positive impacts on children s development and school readiness and have substantial return on investment to society 1 Participants at the 3 rd Annual Conference will focus on what high quality early childhood education means and how to measure as well as promote high quality to achieve the best results for children We are excited to have Dr Kelly Maxwell Senior Program Area Co Director of Early Childhood Development at Child Trends join us as the opening address speaker She is a national leader in QRIS validation and implementation said Ms Margie Wallen Director of Policy Partnerships for National Policy at the Ounce of Prevention Fund in Chicago Ms Wallen co chairs this year s conference with Dr Fred Morrison Professor of Psychology and Professor in the Combined Program in Education and Psychology at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor Both Ms Wallen and Dr Morrison serve on HighScope s Center for Early Education Evaluation CEEE Advisory Panel Dr Marijata Daniel Echols Chief Executive Officer of the Early Childhood Investment Corporation and Ms Debi Mathias Director of the QRIS National Learning Network will join Dr Maxwell for a panel discussion following the opening address The Annual Conference for Early Childhood Research and Evaluation organized by the Center for Early Education Evaluation CEEE at HighScope has been cosponsored by the Michigan Department of Education since its inception In addition this year the BUILD Initiative Max M Marjorie S Fisher Foundation and the Colina Foundation

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  • C.S. Mott Foundation Awards Grant to HighScope
    240 000 grant HighScope will work with area educators and other partners to explore analyze and assess existing early education programs in Flint and develop the tools to expand and strengthen such services in the community Headquartered in Ypsilanti Michigan HighScope promotes the development of children and youth worldwide and provides services for evaluation and return on investment of early learning programs During the coming year HighScope will use the grant to perform two key tasks Early childhood education professional development Working in collaboration with 40 early childhood education professionals HighScope will provide infant toddler and preschool training sessions and classroom coaching A pre and post assessment will be administered in each classroom to determine individual teacher growth City scan HighScope will collect data about the quantity and quality of existing early childhood programs and services in the Flint community as well as gaps in the existing services Using this information HighScope will assess the strengths and challenges of the community s early childhood programs and services A review of data from the Center for Educational Performance and Information Michigan Department of Education mischooldata org and the U S Census Bureau census gov reveals that by 2012 53 percent of children ages 5 17 in the Flint Community Schools attendance area lived in poverty While almost one third 28 6 percent were not proficient in reading and more than half 59 2 percent of the third graders were not proficient in math by the beginning of high school the percentage of students not proficient in reading was one third and in math was almost two thirds eighth grade 74 8 percent We believe these statistics can be improved through early education intervention said Cheryl Polk HighScope s President According to numerous research studies teacher quality and school leadership are two

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  • Cheryl Polk New HighScope President
    Visits Ypsi Schweinhart Retiring Oakland Schl Partnership Center for Early Ed Eval 2012 David Weikart Awards Excelligence Partnership New Director of Research Ready Schools Act of 2011 2011 David Weikart Award MiAEYC Awards Schweinhart Numbers Plus Intentional Teacher IEA Preprimary Project Early Math Curriculum Conflict Resolution Perry Preschool Study Head Start and HighScope Extensions Video Clips Podcasts ReSource Hot Topics News Press Releases Polk Selected President Print HighScope Educational Research Foundation Selects a New President For Immediate Release Dr Cheryl Polk Ypsilanti Michigan October 29 2013 HighScope Educational Research Foundation headquartered in Ypsilanti Michigan has named Dr Cheryl Polk as president following the retirement of Dr Larry Schweinhart Dr Polk is relocating to Detroit from San Francisco She will assume leadership of the Foundation on November 1 2013 Dr Polk joins HighScope with a long record of success in translating research knowledge about the first five years of life into programs that address the continuum of young children s needs from high quality childcare to mental health consultation and treatment Most recently she served as the executive director of the Lisa and John Pritzker Family Fund where her dual expertise in early childhood development and philanthropy advanced the creation of groundbreaking intervention programs for children exposed to community and interpersonal trauma Dr Polk was president of the board of directors of Zero to Three National Center for Infants Toddlers and Families and has been a board member of that organization for more than 10 years This is an exciting time in early childhood education and the vision energy and abilities of Dr Polk as an accomplished leader in the child and family services field will help lead HighScope in promoting the development of young people worldwide With her leadership the Foundation will continue to fulfill its important mission to lift

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  • Welcome To HighScope
    Learning ECIC Partnership Experts at ECRE Conf Mott Awards Grant Polk Selected President Sec Duncan Visits Ypsi Schweinhart Retiring Oakland Schl Partnership Center for Early Ed Eval 2012 David Weikart Awards Excelligence Partnership New Director of Research Ready Schools Act of 2011 2011 David Weikart Award MiAEYC Awards Schweinhart Numbers Plus Intentional Teacher IEA Preprimary Project Early Math Curriculum Conflict Resolution Perry Preschool Study Head Start and HighScope Extensions Video Clips Podcasts ReSource Hot Topics News Press Releases Sec Duncan Visits Ypsi Print U S Secretary of Education Makes Stop in Ypsilanti Secretary Arne Duncan joins panel discussion at Perry Child Development Center HighScope Press Release Contact Carrie Hernandez Director Sales and Marketing 734 485 2000 Ext 255 email protected For Immediate Release CONTACT Carrie Hernandez 734 485 2000 ext 255 or email protected YPSILANTI May 2 2013 Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Governor Rick Snyder of Michigan will make a brief appearance at the Perry Child Development Center 550 Perry St Ypsilanti to highlight HighScope s Perry Preschool Study President Obama s Preschool for All proposal and Gov Snyder s recommendation to increase funding for Michigan s Great Start Readiness Program GSRP The public portion of the visit will begin promptly at 3 30 p m Monday May 6 2013 Secretary Duncan s visit will include The HighScope Perry Preschool Study Influencing early educators for 50 years by Lawrence Schweinhart President of HighScope Educational Research Foundation and lead researcher A panel discussion Return on Investment for Early Childhood Education Early childhood educators and advocates local and state educational leaders and government officials will be in attendance Schweinhart said the visit will draw attention to the human and financial value of high quality preschool education This study and others like it offer us hope hope that we can make

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