A Modular Early Childhood Curriculum
Objective: Develop and pilot the EOP adult education curriculum in Orange in order to prove that our international learnings can be equally effective in local areas of need.
Children ages 0-5 will achieve their developmental milestones
Objective: All children ages 0-5 who come regularly will be offered a developmental screening (Ages and Stages Questionnaire – ASQ-3). The ASQ-3 is used to screen a child’s development in five domains – communication, fine motor, gross motor, problem solving, and personal/social skills. Screenings are conducted on a regular schedule based on the age of the child.
Children will be ready to enter kindergarten.
Objective: Offer caregivers and adults the online Bracken School Readiness Assessment (BSRA-3) to complete for their children. The assessment measures school readiness and provides a score. It also provides areas where the child may need further development. The Bracken is a well-established measure of school readiness.
Children will be behaviorally well-adjusted.
Objective: Offer caregivers with children scoring in the “delayed” or “to be monitored” range on the ASQ-3 an opportunity to complete the Child Behavioral Checklist (CBCL). The CBCL provides information on children’s internalizing and externalizing behavioral adjustment.
After school program for school-age children
Objective: An after-school program for school-age children in Orange. The program will include activities to enhance children’s academic achievement and psychosocial well-being.
Adults will gain child development knowledge
Objective: A self-report measure to assess this indicator. The tool was developed by WWO in collaboration with partners and has been successfully used in other countries. Our target indicator for the project is 85% of caregivers and adults receiving WWO training will report significant increases in child development knowledge.
The target population will benefit through improved school readiness and academic success, positive child development and psychosocial well-being. Accessing a richer community network of resources for children and families and better preparing adults who are able to engage children will assist in their development. High school age youth and adults will benefit through trainings and internship opportunities that build capacity and teach transferable skills to support employability.