P-3 Implementation Efforts

These are explicit P-3 approaches currently or recently implemented in this state. Examples at different levels of implementation are highlighted—community, single school, district, regional, and state.

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    P-3 Early School Success

    Marin County Office of Education and Marin Community Foundation

    A partnership between Marin County Office of Education and Marin Community Foundation began in 2010 to improve child outcomes and close achievement and opportunity gaps.

    The belief is that with intentional focus on adult behaviors/skills and the system itself meaningful outcomes will be realized for students. Ten identified schools in Marin County are involved, with a strong focus on:

    • Engaging families
    • Equitable practices
    • High-quality teaching
    • Data-driven decision-making
    • School culture and climate
    • Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

    The P-3 Early School Success uses the FirstSchool model to deeply engage teachers and administrators in equity-focused instructional practices.

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    Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill

    Since 2005, FirstSchool has implemented and continuously improved a PreK-3rd grade approach aimed at improving the school experiences of underserved populations.

    Their work helps teachers, administrators, and district personnel: address equity by questioning practices that impact children of color and those who come from less advantaged homes; focus on research-based instructional practices designed to foster classroom cultures of caring, competence, and excellence; use new lenses through which to view and improve their practice; develop a culture of collaborative inquiry and a mindset of continuous improvement; and arm themselves with research and data to advocate for effective practice for their students.

    Over the past 15 years, FirstSchool has collaborated with states, districts, and schools across the country. Currently, FirstSchool’s most intensive efforts are concentrated in Marin County, CA and Lansing, MI.

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    Sobrato Early Academic Language Model (SEAL)

    The Sobrato Organization

    The Sobrato Early Academic Language (SEAL) Model is a comprehensive model of intensive, enriched language and literacy education for English Language Learners, starting in preschool and continuing through third grade.

    The SEAL Model is anchored by six foundational components:

    • Alignment of P-3 systems around a shared vision of powerful language development as the foundation for academic success.
    • Simultaneous academic language and literacy.
    • Language-rich environments.
    • Text-rich curriculum and environments that engage children with books and the printed word.
    • Language development through academic thematic units based upon science and social studies standards.
    • An affirming learning environment that brings together teachers and parents to support strong language and literacy development at home and at school.

    The SEAL Model is currently being implemented in 20 California school districts (100 schools).

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