Goal: Empower all students with strong academic, social and emotional skills; Engage all students through strong, differentiated instruction; Teach all students to express their ideas and their learning through multiple means.
Key Outcome: Students are prepared for Kindergarten or 5th grade.
Recent Success: During the 2011-2012 school year, 87% of preschool children participating in our school readiness project met or exceeded growth goals for their age group. Powerful Schools partnered with Seattle Public Schools at their District Enrollment Nights to provide the families of children entering kindergarten with early transition support and activities to help them prepare for success in school.
Through a partnership with the Sheng-Yen Lu Foundation and Community Day School Association, Powerful Schools is providing early literacy and arts learning to pre-school students attending six CDSA pre-schools in central and south Seattle.
With help from our School Readiness program, pre-schoolers are prepared for a smooth kindergarten transition and we help to ensure that the students we work with are adequately prepared for Kindergarten. Our team is also providing professional development for pre-school teachers to help build a connection between the pre-k and kindergarten curriculum & school environment.