Barren County School Board

Contact Information

202 W Washington St
Glasgow, KY 42141 - 2416
(270) 684-5300
Commission AmeriCorps State FY 2014

Executive Summary

ABC (AmeriCorps Building Children) Corps/Barren County Board of Education will have 15 full-time AmeriCorps members who will support preschoolers' growth as learners through the use of teaching strategies and resources from the Teaching Strategies Gold Creative Curriculum for Preschool. In addition, throughout the daily routine members will support activities that meet Kentucky Preschool standards. Through implementation of the Get Fit! Curriculum members will use research based activities and resources extending the learning of physical activity as an important piece of a healthy lifestyle in creative and fun ways.

Members will collaborate with preschool staff to engage parents and families through weekly communication and activities.

Additionally, members will work with school administration and preschool staff to develop school/community events to grow a stronger preschool program ensuring future success.

Fifteen AmeriCorps members will be placed at preschools operated within the Barren County School System.

At the end of the 1st program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for increases in preschoolers emerging skills and behaviors, as well as mastery of some skills and behaviors. This will result in a meaningful change in their preparedness when entering kindergarten.

In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional 50 volunteers that will be engaged in supporting preschoolers and staff through activities such as, but not limited to, guest readers, family literacy nights, family nutrition events, and other activities that will support preschoolers' growth as learners.

This program will focus on the CNCS focus areas of Education and Healthy Futures. The CNCS investment of $198,000 will be matched with $168,657 from the partnering school districts, including cash and in-kind donations.

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