West Central Mountains Early Learning Advisory Committee identified a need to enhance the access and quality of early care and education in the region to improve early literacy learning for kindergarten readiness. REL Northwest provided technical support around articulating and measuring the committee’s early learning initiative objectives and around selecting, implementing, and evaluating evidence-based programming for early literacy. The partnership work supported continuous improvement around implementing evidence-based practices, with the long-term goal of improving kindergarten readiness as measured by the Idaho Reading Indicator.
Partnership organization: West Central Mountains Early Learning Advisory Committee
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The West Central Mountains Early Learning Advisory Committee (WCM ELAC) sought to enhance the quality of early care and education in its region to increase early literacy and the readiness of children entering kindergarten. To support this goal, REL Northwest guided ELAC leaders through a capacity-building process to develop a logic model and evaluation plan to guide the initiative's work and monitor its outcomes.
REL Northwest will train and support the West Central Mountains Early Learning Advisory Committee (WCM ELAC) in strategies for conducting a community needs assessment focused on early learning. REL Northwest will provide training and technical assistance to WCM ELAC as it updates its needs assessment strategies and tools. WCM ELAC will then implement the needs assessment to gather data to inform its early childhood programming efforts and to update its logic model, strategic plan, and evaluation plan.