Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

Resources to support our preschools

As many of our district early childhood programs move to virtual or hybrid learning, this has caused a lot of questions and unknowns.  We have heard your questions and concerns, and have created a solution to meet your needs.  Our PLAEA Early Childhood team has put together a "one-stop shop" to help support our early childhood programs moving to a virtual/hybrid model. 

Our Virtual Preschool Resources document offers quality ideas on how to be successful with teaching our youngest learners virtually.  We have added everything from collecting TS GOLD documentation, virtual teaching ideas and virtual schedules.  Quality resources in one location that we will continue to update

Additional Information

1) Preschool is still considered compulsory attendance for SWVPP.  For IQPPS classrooms, you must still provide 10 hours worth of instruction weekly and track attendance. This DOES NOT mean preschoolers are sitting behind an electronic device.  Please see Virtual Preschool Resource for ideas and options.  Worksheet packets are strongly discouraged.  

2) Continue to collect TS GOLD documentation to the best of your ability for virtual students.

** ALL of these reminders and requirements can be found in the IDOE guidance documents available HERE.  

Please contact Marcie Lentsch or Katie Kauffman for assistance.

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