Migrant Education Program (VMEP)

Pre-school Children Services


(Updated 4/24/13)

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Standard: Preschool Children Enter School Ready to Learn

  • Children aged 0 to 5 will score typically developing in the Ages & Stages Questionnaire or be referred for further evaluation within 30 days
  • Preschool children will enter kindergarten ready for school based on the Vermont kindergarten readiness assessment
  • Children 3 years and older and not yet enrolled in kindergarten, will receive a minimum of 15 hours/week of early childhood education
  • Parents and their child will share stories/books together at least four times/week

To meet these standards, possible services might be:

  • Providing or arranging assessments
  • Networking with Head Start, Early Head Start, local early childhood education programs, Title I preschool programs, etc
  • Provide family literacy services
  • Coordinate with the child’s preschool teacher
  • Provide instruction, if needed, in early literacy
  • Make appropriate referrals and help parents complete forms. Provide translation services for ESL parents
  • Provide ESL instruction if applicable and not available elsewhere
  • Provide books, magazines, games and other learning materials
  • Assist in setting up volunteer help

Standard: School-aged children and youth will meet proficiency on the State standards and graduate from high school

  • Students will achieve proficiency level on the state assessments in reading and math
  • Students will successfully complete high school
  • Teachers will not identify homework completion as an identified problem area
  • Students will successfully complete their grade and be promoted to the next grade
  • Students will not be absent for more than 12 days during the school year
  • The students’ parents will: attend at least one parent/teacher conference, attend at least one school event, assist with homework, read to and with their child, and create a structure for the completion of homework

To meet these standards, possible services might be:

  • Coordination with primary teacher and their Title I or ESL teacher if applicable to establish a plan for student
  • Tutor in Literacy and math to supplement and support what the student is learning in school
  • Tutor in other subject areas
  • Assist with homework completion
  • Provide family literacy services
  • Make appropriate referrals and help the parents complete the forms
  • Provide advocacy for parents and sit in on IEP/ EST meetings if requested to do so
  • Arrange summer services including a child’s attendance at CAMP! Problem solve between school and family
  • Provide translation services for ESL parents
  • Provide supplemental ELL instruction
  • Assist with credit accrual documentation for HS completion
  • Provide books, magazines, games and other learning materials
  • Assist in setting up volunteer help

Standard: Out-of-School youth will receive a high school diploma or equivalent

  • Student will increase proficiency in the English language
  • Student will gain proficiency in one life skill that will contribute toward obtaining essential skills for a HS diploma or equivalency
  • Students will develop an education plan with short and long term goals designed to further progress towards graduation or a GED

To meet these standards, possible services might be:

  • The OSY Flow Chart outlines the first months of recommended services for an out-of-school youth (OSY)
  • The OSY Matrix Chart matches the academic and English language proficiency levels with appropriate curriculum and services
  • Provide English language acquisition instruction
  • Provide instructional lessons using iPod technology
  • Provide life skill lessons that are integrated with literacy instruction and/or English language instruction. Some sample topics: in the kitchen, work issues, money management, health & safety information, home maintenance, legal issues, cleanliness, personal care, time management, transportation, etc
  • The OSY Mandatory Lessons were created by experienced Vermont OSY teachers and are focused on 5 needed basic life skills
  • Provide computer skill instruction
  • Tutor in literacy and math
  • Provide pre-GED instruction (in English or Spanish)
  • Make appropriate referrals and help completing forms
  • Assist in applying and starting the HEP residential GED program
  • Assist in setting up volunteer help
  • Provide books, magazines, games and other learning materials

Page Last Updated on January 15, 2015