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A New Year in the Texas School Ready Project

Since 2003, the Children's Learning Institute has managed the implementation and ongoing enhancement of the Texas School Ready Project, serving more than 475,000 preschool children with close to 1,500 teachers participating each year. Every two years, CLI solicits applications from Texas organizations that would like to have a positive impact on the school readiness of their communities by implementing the Texas School Ready Comprehensive program. In June 2017, CLI announced the 26 "TSR Lead Agents," local and regional organizations selected to implement TSR Comprehensive, for 2017-2019.

The purpose of TSR Comprehensive is to provide an effective, research-supported, early childhood classroom model that prepares at-risk children to enter kindergarten at or above grade level. TSR Comprehensive includes 4 main components: two years of teacher professional development, three years of coaching, child progress monitoring, and classroom curriculum and materials. These tightly integrated components build children’s academic skills in reading, oral language, writing, math, and social emotional development. 

Throughout the school year, teachers enrolled in TSR Comprehensive are provided tools to help them learn more about the specific instructional needs of the children in their classrooms and how to support children using engaging lessons and activities. Through TSR Comprehensive, teachers improve their teaching skills by getting feedback from dedicated TSR coaches using video recordings of lessons, activities, and on-site coaching. The new skills and techniques that teachers learn through TSR Comprehensive positively affect the classroom experience for children. Each TSR Lead Agent partners with CLI to deliver these services to early childhood programs serving at-risk children in their local communities.

Our 26 TSR Lead Agents for 2017-19 are very committed to improving the quality of early childhood education and represent communities across Texas. CLI is pleased to welcome six new TSR Lead Agents for 2017-19, as well as continue our partnerships with the twenty returning TSR Lead Agents. 

  • Alief ISD (new)
  • Amarillo College
  • AVANCE Dallas
  • Child Care Associates
  • EOAC Waco
  • Family Service Association
  • Houston ISD
  • Kilgore College
  • La Joya ISD
  • Midland College
  • North Texas Area United Way
  • Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD
  • Region 14 ESC
  • Region 15 ESC (new)
  • Region 2 ESC
  • Region 3 ESC (new)
  • Region 5 ESC
  • Region 8 ESC
  • The Rhodes School
  • The University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley (new)
  • Webb County Commissioner’s Court (new)
  • Workforce Solutions Cameron
  • Workforce Solutions Capital Area
  • Workforce Solutions Lower Rio Grande Valley (new)
  • YWCA Lubbock

Learn more about TSR Comprehensive and the Texas School Ready Project on our website: www.texasschoolready.org



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