Colleen Bosch, Early Head Start, visited the LT on 9/2
Discussed coordination of screening efforts
A task force will be formed to deal with this effort
Allow for a variety of questions to be asked and parent needs to be welcomed
Fiscal Oversight/Coordinator Report– Trina Filan
AFN – Emergency Preparedness Expo and Harvest Family Fun Day
EMHA – Paper Tigers DVD for showing
Kids Hunger Coalition
Time to start measuring stuff!! We need to start talking about the stuff we’re measuring and the results we’re seeing.
Other – Project LAUNCH (Miranda)
Universal screening – what does this mean? All kids or streamlined screening efforts. Bozeman – who is doing it, who should be doing it…then moving to how and why and in what context. How to move to screening in the same way and for the same reasons?
Screening versus assessment – this conversation has been going on for a year.
The big question is “What’s the purpose?”
Preschool Development Grant – one goal is to develop a kindergarten assessment – it’s not an entry assessment; it’s to be used to help teachers know how to meet kids where they are. Kindergarten Information Transition Tool (KITT)
4:55 Next Meetings
September 14: AEYC/Early Care and Education Committee meeting, Child Care Connections (901 N Benton), 3:30-5:00 p.m.
September 15: ECC Legislative Forum, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
October 10: ECC General Meeting (no LT meeting in October) AND ECC Presentation to East Helena School Board, 6:15-ish
October 11: Helena School Board Presentation, 5:30 p.m. (not sure of where we are on the agenda; presentation will last 10-15 minutes)
October 27: ACEs Community Café II, stay tuned for more information