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Number of children demonstrating gains in school readiness in terms of social and/or emotional development.
Goal 1: Education: School Readiness
Definition of Key Terms
Children: Children up through the age of kindergarten enrollment who are enrolled in early childhood education programs with a majority of economically disadvantaged children and/or a majority of children with special or exceptional needs.
Social and emotional development: An indicator and element of school readiness that measures a child‟s development in one or more of the following domains: self-concept, self-control, cooperation, social relationships, and knowledge of families and communities. Each domain of social and emotional development has a set of specific, measurable indicators. The applicant/grantee should identify at the outset those specific domain(s) and indicator(s) of social and emotional development that (a) directly corresponds to the program intervention and (b) will be measured by the particular standardized data collection instrument you choose.
School readiness: Preparation for Kindergarten which includes multiple indicators assessed across multiple developmental and behavioral domains including but not limited to physical well-being, health and motor development, social and emotional development, approaches to learning, language development, cognitive development, and age-appropriate academic skills and behavior.
How to Calculate/ Measure/ Collect Data
Programs should obtain counts of the number of children demonstrating gains in school readiness based on social and/or emotional development.
Accredited early childhood education programs may already have state requirements in place for assessing the social and emotional development of children to determine school readiness. For example, such a measure may be: "The number of children who often or very often exhibit positive social behaviors when interacting with their peers." This suggested measure is from the National School Readiness Indicators Initiative Project