Learning Community North

FAMILY ENGAGEMENT AND INTENSIVE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Now serving children and families from six elementary schools in partnership with Omaha Public Schools


 

PARENT UNIVERSITY

Parent University is a comprehensive approach to family engagement based on best practices. Families support their child's education by taking advantage of free courses organized in strands: Parenting, Life Skills and Wellness, School Success and Leadership.

89% Poverty
33% English language learners (ELL)
35% No high school or GED

 

 

INTENSIVE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION    

The teachers involved in Intensive Early Childhood Education work daily with teacher coaches to help preschool children make bigger gains in learning. An extra two weeks of professional development supports best practice strategies. 

87% Poverty
17% English Language Learners (ELL)  


 

 

Intensive Early Childhood preschool teachers demonstrated scores at or above the top 10% of all Head Start programs nationally.

 
 

CLASS Teaching Scale

WHAT IT MEASURES: quality of teaching environment and impact on student opportunity to learn 

 

INSTRUCTIONAL PRACTICES IMPROVED ACROSS ALL DOMAINS OVER FOUR YEARS. TEACHERS DEMONSTRATED A 22% INCREASE IN THEIR USE OF INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT STRATEGIES OVER THE PREVIOUS YEAR.  

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Students in the Intensive Early Childhood preschool classrooms made significant gains in school readiness skills across the last two years.

Bracken School Readiness

WHAT IT MEASURES: student grasp of concepts important for learning like colors and numbers

 10% MORE STUDENTS SCORED WITHIN THE AVERAGE RANGE BY SPRING.

 

Students with parents enrolled in Parent University made more significant gains in school readiness than their peers.

School Readiness Impact

WHAT IT MEASURES: key school readiness indicators

 PARTICIPATION IN PARENT UNIVERSITY MAKES A DIFFERENCE ON CHILD OUTCOMES.

 

 
 

Parents demonstrated significant improvements in their parenting strategies and relationships with their children.

Parenting Skills Assessment

WHAT IT MEASURES: Impact measures for parent participants in Common Sense Parenting classes tailored for Parent University. 

PARENT PARTICIPANTS WERE VERY POSITIVE ABOUT THEIR  EXPERIENCE. THE CLASS SATISFACTION RATE WAS 96%.