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Contact: Kendra Coates, 
Director of PreK-3rd Education, High Desert ESD
 April 2016 
Central Oregon 
PreK-3rd Initiative

What does it  look, feel,  and  sound 
like in April? 
  • Family Engagement and Continuity and Pathways 
    • Lego and Lunch at John Tuck Elementary
    • Early Learning Fair at Juniper Elementary School
    • Brain Builders Workshop at Vern Patrick Elementary 
    • 4b45 screening services for community preschools, district PreK programs, and elementary schools 
    • Empathy pilot and Welcome to the World kits distributed throughout Rosland Elementary catchment area
    • Terrebonne Community School hosts weekly baby and toddler playgroup in their Welcome Center
  • Teacher Effectiveness (shared professional development)
  • Cross-Sector Work
    • Workgroup meeting: EC Sub Pool pilot

Coming up...
  • Bend-La Pine Early Learning Fair
    • 5/18/16 Rosland Elementary School (3-7 pm)
  • NeighborImpact's Head Start program is now enrolling children for the 2016-17 school year. Children from low-income families, ages 3 and 4 by September 1, 2016, who live in Crook or Deschutes County, are eligible for the free quality preschool and family support program. An online application is available here.  
  • Curious what growth mindset and SEL look like in PreK? Come visit one of our PreK classrooms. Contact Kendra Coates at to schedule a visit. 
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