Early Learning

Goal: Develop and support an Early Learning Plan to assist with transition into kindergarten and seamlessly through to grade 4.

Actions

Completed

  • Support collaborative teams within schools in response to student learning interests and needs
  • Explicitly link the Early Learning Framework and the BC Curriculum in Professional Development for staff
  • Collaborate with Early Learning Community Partners
  • Implement the Seamless Day Kindergarten Pilot
  • Engage with Administrators, Strong Start Facilitators, and Teachers K to 3 throughout the District regarding the new vision

2022-2023

  • Implement Early Learning Ministry Initiatives
    • Extend Pilot for Seamless Day to second location
    • CR4YC – Changing Results for Young Children – continued from this year
    • (NEW) SEY2KT – Seamless Early Years to Kindergarten Transitions – using compassionate systems to address mental health and wellness in early years
    • (NEW) Just B4 — early learning school-based preschool program
  • Further develop collaborative teams within schools in response to student learning interests and needs
    • RTI – Implement PLCs, prioritized learning standards, collaboration time
    • Create District PLCs – School administrators, early childhood educators and District staff
    • Utilize data to inform instruction
  • Explicitly highlight the connection between the Early Learning Framework and the BC Curriculum through Professional Development for staff
    • Administration Meetings and Teacher ProD i.e., Story Workshop, Early Literacy, Play
    • In-service and Learning around foundational literacy skills representing Early Learning Framework and BC Curriculum   Develop further collaboration with early learning community partners Build awareness of and further implement the Langley School District Early Learning Vision (ELV)
  • Make decisions through the lens of the vision
  • Build awareness of and further implement the Langley School District Early Learning Vision (ELV)

    • Make decisions through the lens of the vision
    • Implement Early Years Vision and engage with Administrators, Strong Start Facilitators, and Teachers K to 3 throughout the District

    • Support SD35 staff to embed the ELV into all early learning spaces


Performance Indicators

  • Foundation Skills Assessments (FSAs)
  • District Numeracy Assessments (DNA Grades 3, 6 and 9)
  • District Writing Assessments (DWA Grade 5)
  • Provincial Graduation Numeracy Assessment
    (Grade 10)
  • Proficiency Levels (Report Cards)
  • Early Development Instrument (EDI)
  • Reading Levels Primary
  • Aboriginal “How Are We Doing?” Report
  • School Action Plan Reviews
  • Student Learning Surveys (Grades 4, 7, 10, and 12)
  • Tell Them from Me Survey (Grades 8, 9, and 11)
  • Middle Development Instrument (MDI) — (Grades 5, 6 and 8)
  • Provincial Graduation Literacy Assessment
    (Grades 10 and 12)
  • Reading Levels Primary (Grade 1-3)
    • All teachers will use Fountas and Pinnell to record instructional reading levels three times per year
    • Instructional levels will be submitted to the District each June
  • District Kindergarten Numeracy Assessment
  • CHEQ – Childhood Experience Questionnaire
  • EDI Wave 8 Data Results

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