March 12, 2014 from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
The webinar will provide an opportunity for school district and elementary school early learning staff to explore how to increase their family engagement. Topics will include what family engagement is and how it makes a difference, available funding, successful models and what steps to take.
The Department of Early Learning and OSPI hosted a webinar to discuss the upcoming expansion of the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP). The purpose of the webinar was for ESDs, school districts, and community providers to learn about expansion opportunities, provide feedback, and ask questions about the upcoming Request for Applications.
The Department of Early Learning, OSPI, and the Educational Service Districts hosted a K-20 video conference on expanding preschool opportunities for children within school districts.
The video conference provided an opportunity for school district staff and early learning providers to explore how school districts can support preschool providers in their communities and, when it makes sense, how school districts might expand preschool programs operated by their districts. The videoconference included examples of how school districts have supported community preschools, how districts have blended state and federal resources to operate preschools, and information about the availability of additional ECEAP slots beginning in the 2014-15 school year.
PowerPoint Handout (PDF)
Potential Funding Sources for School District-operated Preschool Programs (PDF)
ESD 105 School District Preschools (PDF)
Pre-K Data by School District – December 2013 (Excel)