Lakeview Pre-K Enters Second Year of Gold Status

Lakeview Pre-K Enters Second Year of Gold Status
Posted on 09/12/2019
Pre-K Students in Class

Lakeview Preschool is proud to have earned a Gold Circle of Quality, as determined by their 2018 Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale (ECERS-3) scores and Compliance Checklist results. Additionally, Lakeview received a recent notification of continued Gold Circle of Quality status. A report released in June of 2019 by the Illinois State Board of Education shows that most kindergartners in the state start school unprepared. The Lakeview Pre-K program aims to break this cycle with the offer of their half- and full-day programs. The full-day program, which is entering its third year of service, places a large focus on social emotional readiness, and on behaviors such as sitting, listening, answering questions, etc. Lakeview provides information to families in a variety of ways to recruit the most at-risk children for the program. These children are sought out from the community based on their level of educational risk factors such as age of mother, family income, household stresses, birth risk, health, military, incarceration, parental education level, homelessness, DCFS involvement, foster care placement, and special education eligibility. This comprehensive program aims to support the student and their family, and works to promote parental efficacy. Since 2017, program size has increased by 3 classrooms and 100 students. To meet the needs of the expanding program, the District Office was moved out of the second floor of Lakeview and into a separate building to make room for additional classrooms. Additionally, the full-day program continues to be one of two programs of its kind offered in the Lake County area.

Looking ahead, Lakeview is excited to make continual improvements to their program by observing, questioning, comparing, and contrasting. They will also continue to run assessments to help understand what needs to be done to continue the support of high quality inclusion in the Zion community. We are #D6Proud of the success of the half- and full-day Pre-K programs, and look forward to watching our Wee-Bee’s grow into well-prepared kindergarteners!

Lakeview Pre-K Video

Illinois State Board of Education Report

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