Firebaugh-Las Deltas Unified School district is addressing JBMF’s key pillars on several fronts. In order to build educator capacity, Firebaugh’s PreK teachers now take part in all relevant district trainings alongside K-12 teachers. In addition, they have hired an English Learner Preschool Academic Coach to support teachers in language development lesson design, instructional strategies, and best practices for English Learners. They are working to engage more parents by hiring a parent outreach liaison and providing classes on early literacy. Finally, they have teamed up with Abriendo Puertas, an organization that works to support parents as leaders in the lives of their children.
Their goals include
- Incorporating Firebaugh’s PreK teachers in all relevant district trainings alongside K-12 teachers
- Deploying English Learner Preschool Academic Coaches to support teachers in best practices for English Learners
- Engaging a parent outreach liaison to reach parents
- Partnering with community-based Abriendo Puertas to support parents as leaders in the lives of their children.
Snapshot of plans year 2-3: Firebaugh is exhibiting leadership in the early education space by creating a Professional Learning Community (PLC) among their preschool educators and other childcare providers in the community. This partnership will help ensure all children are ready for Kindergarten, no matter what program they attended.