ACCESS CURRICULUM RESOURCES
The ACCESS Curriculum is currently building its repetorie of resources. Coming soon we will have a fully published text for the ACCESS Curriculum. Following is the list of items we currently have created:
STORIES OF GOD'S LOVE
RCL Benzinger's bestselling preschool program, Stories of God’s Love, now has NEW Stories of God’s Love Kindergarten. This religion readiness program, written for young learners by an expert team of preschool specialists, provides an excellent foundation for a lifetime of faith and can be used with any of our fine elementary series.
Family Engagement Collaborative
The Family Engagement Collaborative began forming in 2013 as part of the Ready Families, Ready Children Project funded by the Better Way Foundation. A joint effort between the University of Dayton's Center for Catholic Education, Center for Early Learning Initiatives, the Catholic Schools Office of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, and ReadySetSoar resulted in a funded three-year project designed to increase family engagement in the kindergarten readiness process of children in the region. The Collaborative Council meets monthly to identify and share strategies, approaches and resources and also to address needs related to family engagement in our community and beyond.
EXECUTIVE FUNCTION THINK TANK
The Executive Function Think Tank grew out of a desire to understand more about executive functioning by a group of southwest Ohio early childhood professionals. A subcommittee of the Family Engagement Collaborative of the Miami Valley Region, the group is comprised of professionals from early learning programs, p-12 schools, social agencies and higher education. The group comes together each month to explore new information and seek out opportunities to support the development of executive functioning skills in children and their families. As a result, a variety of resources have been collected, curated and developed that support the development of executive function.