For the 5th consecutive year, BHP and Impact on Education collaborated to offer the Summer Shuffle, a summer literacy program for 3- to 5-year-olds, taught by licensed BVSD teachers and designed to help students prepare for preschool and kindergarten. Forty-seven children and their families from six different BHP communities participated in the program.
This year, Impact on Education conducted an evaluation of the program. Results indicated that students demonstrated progress in four different areas: uppercase letter recognition, lowercase letter recognition, tracing numbers and counting numbers in sets. Teachers also noted gains in the executive function skills of participating children, which is a key indicator of future school success.
Below are excerpts from informal interviews that were conducted with parents:
Summer Shuffle provided fun, enriching summer activities, which supported students’ academic, social, and emotional growth.
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