FoundationalLearningIn July, 2014, Federal Programs was renamed Foundational Learning and Family Engagement. Our new department name and logo reflect the comprehensive services we provide, rather than the associated funding. Because we serve the same students and the same schools, the department’s mission aligns closely with those of the HCPS departments of Elementary Education and Exceptional Education. Our three main areas of focus (described below) are 1) providing foundational preschool experiences to our youngest and most vulnerable population, 2) providing foundational learning in reading and math in our most challenged schools, and 3) facilitating the engagement of all families in their children’s education.

  • 2018-19 Preschool Recruitment 

    Federal Programs Preschool – braided funding from the federal Head Start and Title I 4-year-old programs; the Virginia Preschool Initiative; and the Virginia Preschool Initiative Plus program.

    The overall goal of HCPS Federal Programs Preschool is to provide students the opportunity to learn by helping them discover answers through hands-on learning activities that stimulate their curiosity and creativity. The preschool program curriculum strives to increase language development, motor and thinking skills and social interactions through cooperative learning activities. The curriculum also focuses on social, emotional and physical development. Currently, there are 54 preschool classrooms in 25 buildings in Henrico County. Students attend preschool five days a week for 6.25 hours a day. Breakfast, lunch and a snack are provided to students participating in the preschool programs. The funding for Federal Programs Preschool is provided by grants (from the federal Head Start and Title I 4-year-old programs; the Virginia Preschool Initiative; and the Virginia Preschool Initiative Plus program), braided to create one consistent program at all schools.

     

    Henrico County Public Schools is recruiting for 2018-2019 Federal Programs Preschool

    The Federal Programs Preschool is designed to provide a high-quality preschool environment for children who live in Henrico County and will be 4 years old by Sept. 30, 2018. The program is fully funded by Head Start, Title I, the Virginia Preschool Initiative, and the Virginia Preschool Initiative Plus programs.

    To apply, parents or guardians must (1) submit a pre-application online at https://goo.gl/8ZLunL (English) or https://goo.gl/aQn0ek (Spanish); (2) a family advocate will make contact to schedule an appointment to complete the application process.

     Family advocates can answer questions about the program and guide prospective families through the application process.

    Children are not admitted on a first-come, first-served basis, and are not guaranteed acceptance into the program. Henrico Schools encourages families of children with special needs to apply; if children require special accommodations, families should notify school staff when scheduling the appointment. The program is no cost for families and transportation will be provided for preschool students in accordance with HCPS transportation guidelines. HCPS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs and activities.

    For additional information, call New Bridge Learning Center at 804-328-8100. You may also visit our web page at http://henricoschools.us/foundational-learning-family-engagement/ .


    The following elementary schools currently have preschool programs:

    Adams
    Arthur R. Ashe, Jr.
    Baker
    Chamberlayne
    Crestview
    Donahoe
    Dumbarton
    Fair Oaks
    Glen Lea
    Greenwood
    Harvie
    Highland Springs
    Holladay

    Johnson
    Laburnum
    Lakeside
    Longan
    Longdale
    Montrose
    New Bridge Learning Center (Website)
    Ratcliffe
    Ridge (housed at Three Chopt)
    Sandston
    Skipwith
    Trevvett
    Ward

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    Contact Information:

    Andrea Ross, Specialist 804-328-8017

  • Reclutamiento Preescolar 2018-19

    Programas Federales Preescolar: fondos enlazados con los programas federales de Head Start y Title I – 4 años de edad; la Iniciativa Preescolar de Virginia; y el programa Virginia Preescolar Initiative Plus.

    El objetivo general de HCPS Federal Programs Preschool es proporcionar a los estudiantes la oportunidad de aprender, ayudándoles a descubrir respuestas a través de actividades prácticas de aprendizaje que estimulen su curiosidad y creatividad. El currículo del programa preescolar se esfuerza por aumentar el desarrollo del lenguaje, las habilidades motrices y de pensamiento, y las interacciones sociales a través de actividades de aprendizaje cooperativo. El plan de estudios también se enfoca en el desarrollo social, emocional y físico. Actualmente, hay 54 salones de clases preescolares en 25 edificios en el Condado de Henrico. Los estudiantes asisten a preescolar cinco días a la semana durante 6.25 horas al día. Se proporciona desayuno, almuerzo y merienda a los estudiantes que participan en los programas preescolares. Los fondos para el Programa Preescolar Federal se proporcionan mediante subvenciones (de los programas federales de Head Start y Título I  4 años edad, la Iniciativa Preescolar de Virginia y el programa Iniciativa Preescolar Plus de Virginia), se enlazan para crear un programa consistente en todas las escuelas.

     

    Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Henrico están reclutando para el Programa Preescolar Federal 2018-19.

    Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Henrico están reclutando para el Programa Preescolar Federal 2018-19.

    El Programa Preescolar de Programas Federales está diseñado para proporcionar un entorno preescolar de alta calidad para los niños(as) que viven en el Condado de Henrico y tendrán 4 años para el 30 de septiembre de 2018. El programa está totalmente financiado por Head Start, Título I, la Iniciativa Preescolar de Virginia, y los programas de Virginia Preschool Initiative +.

    Para solicitar, los padres o tutores deben (1) hacer una pre- solicitud en línea en https://goo.gl/8ZLunL (inglés) o https://goo.gl/aQn0ek (español); (2) un abogador familiar se pondrá en contacto para programar una cita para completar el proceso de solicitud.

    Los abogadores de la familia pueden responder a  preguntas sobre el programa y guiar a las familias solicitantes a través del proceso de solicitud.

    Los niños(as) no son admitidos por orden de llegada, y no se garantiza su aceptación en el programa. Las escuelas de Henrico animan a las familias de niños(as) con necesidades especiales a presentar una solicitud; si los niños(as) requieren adaptaciones especiales, las familias deben notificar al personal de la escuela cuando programen la cita. El programa no tiene costo para las familias y se proporcionará transporte para los estudiantes de preescolar de acuerdo con las normas de transporte de HCPS.       HCPS no discrimina por motivos de raza, color, origen de nación, sexo, discapacidad o edad en sus programas y actividades.

    Para información adicional, llame a New Bridge Learning Center al 804-328-8100. También puede visitar nuestra página web en http://henricoschools.us/foundational-learning-family-engagement/ .

    Las siguientes escuelas primarias actualmente tienen programas preescolares:

    Adams
    Arthur R. Ashe, Jr.
    Baker
    Chamberlayne
    Crestview
    Donahoe
    Dumbarton
    Fair Oaks
    Glen Lea
    Greenwood
    Harvie
    Highland Springs
    Holladay

    Johnson
    Laburnum
    Lakeside
    Longan
    Longdale
    Montrose
    New Bridge Learning Center (Website)
    Ratcliffe
    Ridge (housed at Three Chopt)
    Sandston
    Skipwith
    Trevvett
    Ward

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    Contact Information:

    Andrea Ross, Specialist 804-328-8017

  • The federal Title I program provides assistance to students most in need of instructional support in challenged schools and focuses on closing the achievement gap. Instructional resources and research-based training enable schools to develop high-quality enriched programs to meet the diverse needs of all children, families and staff. Title I maintains a staff at each school which includes at least a Title I reading teacher. Additional staff members, including Title I math teachers, may also provide support, depending on the needs of the school. As part of a divisionwide initiative, Title I math and reading teachers focus on coaching to improve instruction in all classrooms in the school. In an effort to close the achievement gap, Title I provides additional supports such as lower class sizes, small-group remediation and supplemental programming.

    Please click on the name of the Title I school below to see the School Quality Profile prepared by the Virginia Department of Education.

    Adams Elementary School

    Ashe Elementary School

    Baker Elementary School

    Chamberlayne Elementary School

    Donahoe Elementary School

    Dumbarton Elementary School

    Fair Oaks Elementary School

    Glen Lea Elementary School

    Harvie Elementary School

    Highland Springs Elementary School

    Holladay Elementary School

    Johnson Elementary School

    Laburnum Elementary School

    Lakeside Elementary School

    Longdale Elementary School

    Montrose Elementary School

    Ratcliffe Elementary School

    Ridge Elementary School

    Sandston Elementary School

    Ward Elementary School

    Wilder Middle School

    Contact Information:

    Mary Beth Libby, Title I Specialist 804-328-8102

  • The Family Engagement mission, carried out by HCPS family advocates, is to empower families by successfully bridging gaps and building connections among families, schools and communities. These connections give families the chance to become more actively involved with their child’s education; to volunteer in the schools; to attend workshops and events; and to serve on school and family committees.

    Contact Information:

    Pam Bell, Director 804-652-3716

Title I schools and contact information for family advocates:

Adams Elementary School
Dawn Tyler

Ashe Elementary School
Audrey Edwards

Baker Elementary School
Stephen Sims

Chamberlayne Elementary School
Sandra Jefferson

Donahoe Elementary School
Kevin Robertson

Dumbarton Elementary School
Patty Strohman

Fair Oaks Elementary School
Leroy Adams

Glen Lea Elementary School
Hattie Crawley

Harvie Elementary School
Charles Moore

Highland Springs Elementary School
Cynthia Brand-Parker

Holladay Elementary School
Nidia Chajon

Johnson Elementary School
Marylynn Coalson

Laburnum Elementary School
Rafer Giles

Lakeside Elementary School
Harry Daniel

Longdale Elementary School
Tara DeTres

Montrose Elementary School
Liana Elopre

Ratcliffe Elementary School
Teresa Anthony-Hopkins

Ridge Elementary School
Tonie Powell

 

Sandston Elementary School
Melanie Mincey

Ward Elementary School
Sharrie Chase

New Bridge Learning Center
(Serving Crestview, Greenwood, Longan, Skipwith and Trevvett elementary schools)
Tahila Stokes, Sarah TerryLeslie McGuinn

L Douglas Wilder Middle School
George Farrow