The United Way Center for Excellence in Early Education is an innovative educational and professional learning initiative dedicated to elevating the quality of early care and education in Miami-Dade and beyond. The Center models evidence-based practices through its Demonstration School, Educare of Miami-Dade. Through professional learning programs, the Center shares those practices with adult learners including families, educators and early care and education providers. The Center also works with business leaders and lawmakers to raise the standards of early childhood education and support sustainable and lasting change.
As part of a 3-year, $1 million grant from The Children’s Trust, the Center will implement a high-quality assessment training program called CAIT. Connecting Assessment with Intentional Teaching (CAIT) will provide support for early childhood educators and administrators on how to use assessment training to improve students’ outcome and progress. CAIT will work with programs located in low-income census tracts and serving 30 percent or more children who receive school readiness subsidies. The implementation plan will provide individualized opportunities for programs.
I was contracted by the good folks at the United Way Center for Excellence in Early Education to produce a video that would bring the benefits of CAIT to light by visiting five center-based programs and family child care homes throughout Miami-Dade. Here’s the video…
The United Way Center for Excellence in Early Education’s vision is that all children will have access to the highest quality early care and education, so they can have the best possible start in school and in life. Our mission is to elevate the quality of early care and education in Miami-Dade and beyond.