The State Preschool Yearbook is an annual publication which has tracked the funding, access, and policies of state-funded preschool programs since the 2001-2002 school year. The Yearbook seeks to improve the public’s knowledge and understanding of state efforts to expand the availability of high-quality education the process of preschool education young children in the 21st century. 2015 Did State Pre-k get back on track in 2015?
2013 Pre-k after the recession: stalled or turning up? A unit of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Child Care services may be available to children ages two months to twelve years. Early childhood care services include an educational component which promotes school readiness. Head Start is available to economically disadvantaged children ages birth through 5 years.
It is also available to children in foster care and those from families receiving TANF or SSI, regardless of income. Children with disabilities may also participate. To contact the CPSE, call the Committee on Special Education office and ask for the CPSE Administrator for your district. Referrals for evaluation must be made in writing. CPSE or Children’s Services may request a referral.
CPSE will make the referral itself. In either case, informed consent will be required. Consent for services is needed by the birth parent, unless rights have been terminated, or whereabouts are unknown. Directions: Find white lima beans at the grocery store and turn them into ghost. Add eyes and mouth to the beans.
Glue them to a branch, that is placed in a pot. Directions: Make a ghost cut out of black construction paper and place in an old oatmeal canister with one teaspoon white paint and marbles and shake. Makes a really cute spooky ghost. Mount them on fun foam and add glitter and a magnet for a spooky fridge magnet.
Directions: Put a paper plate in a pie pan and give the student a small dab of black paint. You can also paint a paper plate black and do the activity with the white paint to look more realistic. After the small dab of paint is placed on the student” plate, drop a marble in and let the child move the pie pan in all different directions to make a spooky spider web. Directions: Use white paper to form 5 paper chains, and then connect to make a skeleton. Cut an oval shape and draw on the face. These work best when made with small groups of children. Directions: Using runny black paint, allow the children to use a straw to blow the paint across the page to make a spider’s web.
Directions: Have the child draw a ghost outline on a piece of waxed paper, and then have them fill in the outline with white school glue. Dry overnight, and then have the child add facial features. Place on a string and you have a spooky ghost necklace. Directions: Have the children tear off a wad of the quilt batting. Have the children form the “ghost” any way they want.
Next, have the children cut eyes, legs, arms, etc. Finally, cut some of the elastic and tape to the top of the ghosts and hang them from the ceiling. The kids love to watch them bob up and down. Directions: Check out your local grocery store, Michael’s, Trader Joe’s, or Ben Franklin craft store to find pasta in Halloween shapes.
Let your kids create a cool collage with the pasta and whatever else you decide to add. Directions: Buy an assortment of Halloween cookie cutters. Let the children dip the cookie cutters into paint and then press onto paper. Let your children string the pasta shapes on a piece of yarn to create a necklace or bracelet. Directions: Paint each child’s foot with white paint and print it on a black sheet of construction paper. When it dries add eyes to the heel part of the foot.