Title I is a federally funded program that provides assistance to children in the development of basic skills. The primary focus of the Title I program in Washington County is early intervention for school success.
Through Title I, preschool services are provided for four-year-old, at-risk children. The full-day, five-day per week program prepares children for later school success by providing instruction in basic kindergarten readiness skills. Preschool classrooms in each Title I school serve eighteen children, and are staffed by a certified teacher and instructional staff.
Reading Recovery is a reading program for first grade students, is also provided through Title I funding. This program is based on a reading theory that emphasizes reading for meaning, and is designed to help struggling readers learn strategies that will enable them to become more independent readers. Children who are selected to participate receive 20-30 minutes of daily one-on-one instruction, for approximately 20 weeks.
The Reading Intervention program is designed to provide students with extra help in the development of pre-reading skills. Children are served either one-on-one, or in groups of five or fewer.
Parental involvement is a major component of the Title I program. The school division maintains an active Parent Resource Center (Kidz Place) with a certified teacher on staff. The center is open the first Tuesday every month from 8:30 a.m. — 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. — 7:30 p.m. All other Tuesdays and Thursdays, the center is open from 8:30 a.m. — 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m. Both the day and evening hours allow parents and children the opportunity to explore the center and check out materials and equipment for home use.
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