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    Vermont Won a RTTT Early Childhood Grant & I'm As Mad As Hell

    by Susan Ohanian

    NOTE: I got a little obsessive about showing where the wonderful imperatives for children originate, but the footnotes got in the way for some people. You can read an cleaner version here.

    Vermont provides a good example of how Race to the Top Money comes at very high cost--to children and to democracy (and to taxpayers, who have promised to add $62 million to the $37 million government grant). It's the same fiscal deal as No Child Left Behind but with an even higher cost to young children.

    Who stands for childhood?

    What Pre-K Kids Have Learned from Picture Books Without Government Alignment, Scrutiny and Data Collection





    Make Music5


    Tickle a pizza7

    Don't let the pigeon drive the bus8

    Eat green eggs and ham9

    Love tacos10

    Smell the flowers11

    Roar your terrible roars13

    Stop and smell the strawberries13

    Stop the traffic14

    Slide in mud and yell doodleedoodleedoo15

    Gather sun rays16


    Practice handstands18

    Plant a carrot seed19

    Take a big purple crayon20


    Dance everywhere22

    Whirl faster and faster23

    Sit down24

    1 Tootle, Gertrude Crampton
    2 I Can Fly, Ruth Krauss
    3 The Friendly Book, Margaret Wise Brown
    4 I Am a Bunny by Ole Risom
    5 Musicians of Bremen, illustrated by J. P. Miller
    6 The Sailor Dog, Margaret Wise Brown
    7 Pete's a Pizza,William Steig
    8 Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Mo Willems
    9 Eat Green Eggs and Ham, Dr. Seuss
    10 Dragons Love Tacos, Adam Rubin
    11 Ferdinand, Munro Leaf
    12 Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak
    13 Pokey Little Puppy, Jeanette Sebring Lowry
    14 Make Way for Ducklings,Robert McCloskey
    15 A Hole is to Dig, Ruth Krauss
    16Frederick, Leo Leonni
    17 Mike Mulligan & His Steam Shovel, Virginia Lee Burton
    18 George & Martha: Tons of Fun, James Marshall
    19 The Carrot Seed,Ruth Krauss
    20 Harold and the Purple Crayon, Crockett Johnson
    21 Olivia Saves the Circus, Ian Falconer
    22Angelina Ballerina, Katherine Holabird
    23 Whistle for Willie, Ezra Jack Keats
    24 David Goes to School, David Shannon

    How Vermont Promises to Spend Its $37 (+$62) Million Race to the Top Grant on Pre-K To Improve School Readiness and Train Global Workforce

    *Develop productive people1

    *Provide a focused PreK curriculum1

    *Reflect a Birth through Grade 3 continuum that incorporates the Common Core State

    *Offer investment to promote resiliency1

    *Ensure meaningful workforce development1

    *Stop risky [drug] behavior in earliest years1

    *Articulate the expectations of what 3-5 year olds know and can do1

    *Measure outcomes to ensure consistency across communities1

    *Incorporate early literacy and early numeracy competencies1

    *Initiate procurement of a data
    system development firm1

    *Provide evidence-based home visiting system1

    *Strengthen parenting skills1

    *Coordinate integrated 21st century early learning data system1

    *Expand access to evidence informed learning opportunities aligned with the State's
    workforce and competency framework1

    *Monitor data gaps, assuring data integrity, and monitoring traffic metrics and outcome

    *Implement state-of-the-art early childhood data collection system1

    *Use kindergarten readiness data to inform policies and practices prior to kindergarten1

    *Provide national PreK-Grade 3 organization to train data collectors to collect Snapshot data reliably1

    *Verify that the new Vermont Early Learning Standards are aligned to the Common Core State Standards and reflect a continuum of development and learning from infancy through grade 31

    *Use Daily Activity Assessment Tools to assess apprentices' skills in common daily tasks, such as engaging a child in conversation1

    *Use Results Based Accountability model that looks at measured data over time and asks if the trend is acceptable1

    *Data collection & Common Core alignment
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    1 RTT-ELC Application for Funding [CFDA 84.412A] Proposal and State Plan

    — Susan Ohanian
    February 23, 2014

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