The Early Learning Team Releases New Public Pre-K Self-Assessment and Continuous Quality Improvement Tool

The Maine Department of Education’s Early Learning Team is excited to offer a new resource to help facilitate the continuous quality improvement of high-quality and inclusive public Pre-K in Maine.

The Public Pre-K Self-Assessment Tool will assist public schools in reviewing their current progress in implementing high-quality pre-k programming while also highlighting areas for future growth. The tool also includes a variety of elements that offer guidance for developing and implementing inclusive public pre-k programs that align with state requirements.  This resource will support not only school administrative units planning new programs but also existing programs, with continuous improvement efforts.

An informational session will be offered and recorded on Tuesday April 25th from 11:30-12:30. Please register to attend here. A link to the recording will be provided to those who register but cannot attend. Time will be provided during the session for questions and answers.  Following the informational session, the tool will be accessible digitally on the Public Preschool homepage and downloadable as a PDF document for use.

In the self-assessment tool, you’ll find detailed information related to the following topics:

  • Student Recruitment and Enrollment
  • Student Instruction
  • Student Assessment and Ongoing Progress Monitoring
  • Staff Development and Certifications
  • Program Environments and Operational Elements
  • Family and Community Engagement

Any questions can be directed to the following team members: