“Only 12% of students who enter kindergarten in Springfield are ready for kindergarten based on our entry assessments,” according to Laura Mendes, supervisor for pre-K – 3rd Grade Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment.
The Early Literacy Program is a unique program designed to supplement the instruction that kindergarten teachers are providing to struggling students. Volunteers work with small groups of students selected through pre-screening and ongoing assessment in order to target instruction in specific areas of weakness. The program is designed so that students selected for the program will receive instruction three times per week for 15-20 minutes at a time.
- An hour and a half training is required
- A Manual and materials are provided
- Check-in sessions and refresher trainings are available
In today’s fast-paced world, children need to learn to read and read to learn at the same time. Early Literacy volunteers help kindergarten students develop a solid foundation to build on.
To learn more about the Early Literacy program contact Alexa Smith by email or by phone at 787-7100 ext. 55697.