School Readiness Goals

CAPE staff works to ensure that children and families are ready for school beyond Head Start and Early Head Start. 

Through collaboration with local school corporations, kindergarten teachers, families, community members, and staff, the agency designed school readiness goals for children.  

The School Readiness Goals are intended to advance children’s abilities in:

  • Approaches to Learning
  • Social and Emotional Development
  • Language and Literacy
  • Cognition
  • The Arts
  • Physical Development

These goals are developed to align with Indiana Learning Standards, Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework, and Creative Curriculum goals. 

The teaching staff will incorporate these goals into their weekly classroom lesson plans. 

Using intentional teaching, developmentally appropriate activities, and best teaching practices, staff will work with the children daily to enhance each child’s progress.

The program will work to increase child outcomes for these goals by providing teaching staff with regular professional development opportunities related to school readiness goals, developmentally appropriate practices, and best teaching practices. 

All teaching staff have access to one-on-one coaching. 

Progress will be monitored by data gathered from Teaching Strategies GOLD assessment information.

CAPE values parents/caregivers as their child’s first and most important teacher. 

Therefore, it is essential to support families as they prepare for the school years to come. 

The School Readiness Goals include goals for Family Engagement. 

These goals were created to promote family participation in their child’s school and their child’s education at home.