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Early Childhood Education

United ISD’s Migrant Education Program provides in-home instruction to pre-school aged children whose parents have been identified as migrant seasonal farmworkers. Currently a full-time parent educator plans and executes the extensive services provided to each eligible child beginning on their third birthday until they enter either pre-k or kinder. Services are provided on a weekly basis at the home with the parent and child. The curriculum, Bright Beginnings, has two main goals: 1) to foster oral language and early literacy development of 3- and 4-year old migrant children and 2) to promote at-home learning through instruction and strategies so parents can support their child’s oral language and early literacy skills. The curriculum is composed of 95 home-based lessons with parent involvement, formal and informal assessments, an iBook collection aligned to the themes and is research-based and aligned to the Revised Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines. The home-based program is designed to focus on demonstrating how to incorporate oral language and literacy skills in the home. The lessons allow the parent educator to work one-on-one with the child and the parent or other adult in the home. The research-based lessons include academic vocabulary, sheltered instruction model, balanced literacy and early literacy skills development. Lessons support parents in helping their children learn language through playing stimulating talk, hearing books read aloud, repetition and imitation and explicit teaching. Migrant children experience emergent literacy skills through this very effective home-based program provided by highly qualified staff at United ISD.

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