Pre-K School Reading Readiness Program

Youth Programs currently places mentors in local head start centers to improve kindergarten reading readiness for preschool age children ages 3- to 4 years old. Our program develops partnerships with local early childhood educators and connects with Florida State University faculty, including student organizations, in seeking support for mentor recruitment. Youth Program coordinators enjoy benefits of attending community seminars and summits, obtaining professional connections with early childhood learners, and opportunities to join organization memberships such as the Family Empowerment and Engagement Task Force.

Goals

To identify key areas of Pre-K youth initiatives such as vocabulary and open-ended questions

Curriculum

Our mentors serve as volunteers at head start and early childhood development centers that provide learning methods in the following: 

  • VPK Assessments – Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Education Program
  • Teaching Strategies

About Florida VPK

  • Nearly 80 percent of Florida’s 4-year-olds attend VPK
  • VPK Readiness Rates measure how well a private or public VPK provider prepares 4-year-olds for kindergarten
  • Florida is a national leader in Pre-Kindergarten Access

Resources

Florida Early Learning

Family Empowerment and Engagement Task Force

Florida Head Start