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Birth-Age 5 Community Literacy Needs Assessment
Thank you for sharing your thoughts and knowledge on literacy for children to age 5 in our community.
Which best describes your affiliation with literacy in our community for children ages birth-5 years old? Please check all that apply. *
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Children in our community, birth to age 5, have access to high quality literacy materials in both print and digital forms, fiction and nonfiction? *
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Parents of young children receive books and reading materials as well as training on how to support the development of early literacy. *
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Families in our county have access to resources for developing early literacy in their homes. *
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
I know strategies that are vital for early literacy development for children from birth to 5 years old (for example: talking with babies and children, using positive words, reading and re-reading to children). *
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
I am comfortable sharing my knowledge with others about strategies that are vital for early literacy development (for example: talking with babies and children, using positive words, reading and re-reading to children). *
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
All children in our community, whether enrolled in Pre-K, HeadStart, child care centers, or receiving in-home care are prepared to start kindergarten (for example: know how to hold a book, understand text flows from right to left, comfortable holding a crayon). *
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Early child care providers and school system Pre-K teachers create a positive learning environment for the children in our community. *
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
I would like to know more about helping children in our community from birth to age 5 be academically ready for kindergarten. *
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
Building Block 1. Engaged Leadership
Leaders create a plan for shared leadership and a plan for organizing, implementing, and sustaining an effective approach to literacy. *
Building Block 2. Continuity of Care and Instruction
A. An early childhood coalition for literacy through which professionals from many organizations affecting young children and other stakeholders may meet to learn from and support one another is active. *
B. A plan is in place to ensure smooth transitions from one school or agency to another. *
C. A plan is in place to connect families to schools and childcare entities. *
D. A plan is in place to improve access for families to resources for developing early literacy in their homes. *
Building Block 3. Ongoing Formative and Summative Assessments
A. The results of assessments are used to adjust intervention to meet the needs of children and students. *
B. Literacy screenings are used to assess readiness of individual children for reading and writing. *
Building Block 4. Best Practices in Literacy Instruction
A. Instruction is clearly and consistently aligned with GELDS, Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework, and Learning Standards for Georgia Pre-Kindergarten. *
C. High expectations, grounded in developmentally-appropriate practice with a focus on student interest for all learners, are consistently evident. *
Building Block 5. System of Tiered Intervention
A. Infrastructure for a system of tiered-intervention based on screening and guided by progress monitoring is in place. *
Building Block 6. Professional Learning and Resources
A. Community partners receive professional learning in the development of early literacy. *
How can we improve literacy in our community for children? *
Your answer
How can we improve literacy for parents and other community members? *
Your answer
Please share any additional thoughts you have about community literacy. *
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