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Early Education Essentials

The Jefferson Early Childhood Collaborative is super excited to collaborate with the Ounce of Prevention Fund to bring the Early Education Essentials Surveys and Improvement Tools to Jefferson Parish. Learn more about this fantastic opportunity during an informational session on December 12 th at 12:00 noon.

Early Education Essentials ™ (EEE) is a NEW measurement system for early childhood education leaders adapted from its K-12 counterpart, the 5Essentials survey, which includes both evaluation and quality improvement planning tools. Early Education Essentials focuses on organizational climate and conditions to identify meaningful opportunities for improvement and increase child outcomes.

Developed in partnership by the Ounce of Prevention Fund and University of Chicago Consortium on School Research, this breakthrough tool offers leaders the following supports to measure the health of their program: teacher/staff and parent surveys, interactive survey reports, and data-use and improvement tools.

EEE is designed to understand and evaluate the health of early education environments. In the report,
Early Education Essentials: Illustrations of Strong Organizational Practices in Programs Poised for
, Ounce researchers describe strong organizational environments and how they empower
leaders, teachers, and families to aspire to and realize higher-quality practices and better outcomes for
young children. You can learn more about this research and the valid and reliable Early Education
Essentials measurement system on the Ounce’s website .

On Thursday, December 12 th, from 12:00 to 4:00 pm, Early Education Essentials leaders will provide an overview of this unique improvement methodology. Join us to learn why this program is so important. Learn about the importance of organizational conditions and educational leadership to drive program improvement. Gain the motivation, confidence, and readiness to opt-in to this program.

To register, click here.

The deadline to register is 4:00 pm on December 6th. Space is limited! Please email Janai Garrison at if you have any challenges with registration.

Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis although we reserve the right to limit the number of participants from any one center. Please register yourself using your personal email address and phone number. This information is needed for communications to confirm registration and to communicate any changes to training logistics.