"Since children are influenced by adult expectations, it is our responsibility to anticipate the very best from each child in our care." ...Educating Young Children: High/Scope Educational Research Foundation
Over the past twenty years, educational, business, and governmental entities have been emphasizing the importance of "readiness to start school" through the enactment of local, state and national legislation. Research tells us that successful transitions to school can contribute to long-term school success. A successful adjustment to school will often influence the child's perceptions, attitudes, and performance in subsequent school years. Children who enjoy their first school experiences are more likely to particpate in classroom activities, to comply with school rules, and to accept school responsibilities and behaviors that contribute to achievement in later grades.
How to Access Prekindergarten Services in Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Student Attendance - Student attendance is reported daily utilizing the District’s Electronic Gradebook System. VPK Programs must follow School Board Policy 5200-Attendance as with all K-12 students. To comply with the uniform attendance policy for funding the VPK program, Information Technology Services (ITS) submits electronic attendance records to the Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe on a monthly basis. Parents or guardians must complete a VPK Child Attendance and Parental Choice Certificate and schools must secure the parent’s or guardian’s signature at the end of each month.
Location of Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) Programs/Classrooms
College Bound - a free online program that offers simple ways to help your child do well in school. For more information or assistance, please contact The Parent Academy at 305 995-2680 or email email@example.com.
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