Bremerton School District Special Programs
Leaders in Early Childhood Care & Education
Contact Us At 360.473.1061
Our Early Childhood Care and Education Group (ECCE) is commited to providing high quality early learning opportunities for every child!
Bremerton School District is proud of its Early Learning Programs. In 2001, Bremerton launched a community-wide plan to increase Kindergarten readiness and made it a district priority to have all children reading at grade level by the end of third grade. Under this new initiative called the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) group, the District joined forces with area Head Start Programs, preschools, and child care providers. The District is now able to offer access to an Instructional Coach, reading curriculum, math and STEM materials, staff development opportunities, and child test results to our partners.
Working together, this partnership has resulted in marked gains in achievement and has provided children with a better quality education.
Child Care Aware:ECCE December Meeting a Huge Success!
We are proud to celebrate our December professional development topic: Phonological Awareness (a student’s ability to hear and play with sounds in words).
This month our ECCE partners spent time learning about the research foundations of Phonological Awareness. They also spent time planning great activities to do with their preschool students!
We were excited to have representatives from Kitsap Regional Library come and share information about all of the wonderful resources that are available to our teachers and families. If you would like to learn more about the importance of Phonological Awareness and how to help your child here is a link for some great ideas: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/
sites/default/files/pdf/big5- strategies-teachers- phonological-awareness-eng.pdf.
If you are interested in learning more about Phonological Awareness or our ECCE group please contact Kelsey McCreary at 360-473-1057.
Working with our Preschool Partners our children have made significant gains in Literacy, Math and Social Emotional foundation skills.
Early Childhood Education is part of our Special Programs Department
Linda Sullivan-Dudzic, Director of Special Programs and Elementary Education