Our specialists can provide program monitoring and evaluation for programs serving children, birth through age 8. EASTCONN staff are trained in the use of evaluation tools such as the Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale (ITERS), the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS-R), CLASS (Classroom Assessment Scoring System), and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Accreditation classroom instruments. Classroom climate observations support a clearer understanding of current teaching practices, challenging behaviors and integration of strategies to promote conducive learning environments. Specialists are available to assist School Readiness Councils in monitoring funded programs and to work with school administrators to create appropriate walk-through protocols for preschool and kindergarten. Results can be used to inform program improvement.


Benefits: EASTCONN experts can assist you in offering quality, developmentally appropriate programs. Participation improves your results and increases your program's marketability. Target your program improvement to areas with the best return on your investment. Our staff can assist you in meeting state and national standards.


The lack of self-regulation in children is cited as an increasing problem in schools today. Behavioral and academic issues often result from underlying problems with executive function. Recent longitudinal research has demonstrated that executive function skills are the strongest predictor of academic outcomes in grade 3. EASTCONN staff can work with school districts to increase the executive function skills of preschool through grade 1 students. We provide training and on-site coaching to administrators and teachers in implementing strategies to support children's self-regulation, while increasing their literacy and math skills.


Benefits: EASTCONN experts can assist you in offering quality, developmentally appropriate programs. Participation improves your results and increases your program's marketability. Target your program improvement to areas with the best return on your investment. Our staff can assist you in meeting state and national standards.


For more information about Executive Function Skills, please contact:


Elizabeth Aschenbrenner Bio
EASTCONN Administrative Offices & Conference Center
376 Hartford Turnpike
Hampton, CT 06247-1320
860-455-1518
easchenbrenner@eastconn.org


Diane Gozemba
EASTCONN Administrative Offices & Conference Center
376 Hartford Turnpike
Hampton, CT 06247
860-455-1518
dgozemba@eastconn.org