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Pre-Kindergarten

Louisiana Believes

Preparing for college and careers starts even before kindergarten.

Research shows that children who participate in a high quality early childhood program are more likely to enter school kindergarten ready, which has a lasting impact on their academic success.

Pre-K Student Attendance

Once a child is enrolled in the Terrebonne Parish School District's Pre-K Program, he/she is subject to attendance laws. Attendance is posted and tracked daily. In addition, attendance of all prekindergarten students is also reported to the state.  The grant that funds the program requires that all Pre-K students be in attendance at least 74% of every given month, or funding for that student will be withheld.

Due to this strict guidance, the Terrebonne Parish School District is at liberty to drop students from the Prekindergarten Program when too many unexcused absences are accrued in a particular month.

The following guidelines must be followed for Prekindergarten attendance:

  1. A parent or doctor excuse must be sent every time your child is absent
  2. This excuse must be sent to school the day that your child returns to school

Excused absences are:

  1. Illness - parent and/or doctor excuse
  2. Death of a family member
  3. Extenuating Circumstance - approved by school principal

If no excuse is turned in, the following procedure will be followed:

  1. 1st unexcused absence - teacher contacts the parent
  2. 2nd unexcused absence - Parent/Teacher/Principal Conference
  3. 3rd unexcused absence - Parent/Teacher/Principal/Prekindergarten Coordinator Conference
  4. 4th unexcused absence - referred to Prekindergarten Supervisor
Curriculum

All Prekindergarten students are using an aligned curriculum to ensure that they are learning the Louisiana State Standards. The following curriculums are used:

  • The Creative Curriculum for Preschool is an award-winning, research-based curriculum that features exploration and discovery, enabling children to develop confidence, creativity, and critical thinking skills. The curriculum also offers daily opportunities to individualize instruction, with a particular focus on English language development.
  • Eureka Math
  • Phonological Awareness Drills
  • Alphabetic Principles / Step-Up Literacy (optional)
  • Teachers also supplement additional activities, as needed.  
Grade Level Goals

By the end of the 2022-23 school year…

  • All students in Population 1 will score at the “Meeting Expectations" range AND all students in Population 2 will maintain or increase their level of performance for 4-year-olds in Literacy Objectives for Development   and Learning as measured by the Teaching Strategies GOLD assessment by at least 6 points.
     
  • All students in Population 1 will score at the "Meeting Expectations" range AND all students in Population 2 will maintain or increase their level of performance for 4-year-olds in Math Objectives for Development and Learning as measured by the Teaching Strategies GOLD assessment by at least 4 points.

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