Summary of District-Based Early Childhood Administrator's Survey

Summary of District-Based Early Childhood Administrator's Survey

Summary of District-Based Early Childhood Administrators Survey Avisia Whiteman| Research Analyst Winter 2018 Significant Contributions The following individuals and groups contributed to the design, implementation and reporting of this work. Mike Brown Anita Larson Heather Sanders Early Childhood Administrators Workgroup Survey Testers Early Childhood Regional Leaders All insights are credited to them, all errors and omissions are the responsibility of the author. 02/12/2020 Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov 2 Significant Contributions, continued Early Childhood Administrators across the state who responded to the survey and offered to provide follow up to their colleagues to continue the work. Over 91% of respondents offered to counsel others either over the phone or through email on their local policies. 02/12/2020 Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov 3 Challenge & Strengths Challenges: Large scale policy shifts Responsibilities not always matching authorities

Structure needed to better understand local policies, survey requested Strengths: Knowledge and Competency Framework for Early Childhood Administrators Regional Network for Early Childhood Administrators 02/12/2020 Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov 4 Methodology Online survey, launched April 2018 Open for 10 weeks Tested by leaders in the field Incentives Provided 02/12/2020 Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov 5 Response Rate 50% of districts responded 40% completed the survey 02/12/2020 Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov 6 Limitations Possibility that those with stronger policies are over-represented. Possibility of misinterpreting questions for example, teacher contracts. 02/12/2020

Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov 7 Products to Support Local Use Regional Network Guide for local conversations. Detail file Individual responses, connected to regional numbers for those who agreed to share responses. Sensitive information removed. Summary file List of responses overall and by sub-group. Full report A written report describing results and potential next steps. PowerPoint for local conversations and group presentations. 02/12/2020 Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov 8 Subgroups Policy questions: Principals license Full budget control Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) in 2017-18 Aggregated salary information: Administrative Credential (Superintendent, Community Education, None) District Size Seniority 02/12/2020 Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov 9 Results to Individual Questions 02/12/2020 Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov

10 Results Are you open to being contacted by other districts/regions for more information on how you established your district roles? Yes (57%) Yes by email (34%) No (9%) 02/12/2020 Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov 11 Please select your level of responsibility for the VPK/SR+/PreK program. (Check all that apply.) Lead Administrator - 60% Co-Administrator 25% Teacher 4% None 12% 02/12/2020 Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov 12 Results How many years have you been in your current position? The average administrator has held their current position for nine years. The range is from those who just started to those who have had this position for over thirty years. 02/12/2020

Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov 13 Results All Respondent s (N=145) Item Yes 3. Are your preschool/School Readiness teachers licensed AND under the districts teacher contract? 02/12/2020 62% No 38% Principal License Principal License, Yes (N=24) 67% Principal License, No (N=121) 60%

Budget Control VPK District SFY2018 Budget Control, Yes (N=75) Budget Control, No (N=70) VPK, Yes (N=4 2) VPK, No (N=10 3) 63% 59% 76% 54% Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov 14 Results Percent of People Answering Yes to Each Question

All Respondents (N=145) Item Yes 4. Does your district have VPK, SR+ or Title I preschool services? 02/12/2020 45% No 55% Principal License Principal License, Yes (N=24) 63% Principal License, No (N=121) 37% Budget Control Budget Control, Yes (N=75) 48% Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov

VPK District SFY2018 Budget Control, VPK, No Yes VPK, No (N=70) (N=42) (N=103) 34% 100% 18% 15 Please select your level of responsibility for the VPK/SR+/PreK program. (Check all that apply.) Lead Administrator - 60% Co-Administrator 25% Teacher 4% None 12% 02/12/2020 Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov 16 Percent of People Answering Yes to Each Question All Respondent s (N=145) Item Yes

5. Do you have full day early childhood services anywhere in the district? 02/12/2020 62% No 38% Principal License Principal License, Yes (N=24) 71% Principal License, No (N=121) 61% Budget Control Budget Control, Yes (N=75) 64% Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov VPK District SFY2018

Budget Control, No (N=70) VPK, Yes (N=42) VPK, No (N=103) 61% 64% 62% 17 Percent of People Answering Yes to Each Question Item All Respondents (N=145) Yes 6. Does your Community Education Director sit on the committee that regularly reports to the school board? 02/12/2020 No 73% 17%

Principal License Budget Control VPK District SFY2018 Principal License, Yes (N=24) Principal License, No (N=121) Budget Control, Yes (N=75) Budget Control, No (N=70) VPK, Yes (N=42) VPK, No (N=103) 75% 72% 72%

73% 71% 73% Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov 18 Percent of People Answering Yes to Each Question All Respondents (N=145) Item Yes 7. Do you have enough access to your Community Education Director? 02/12/2020 85% No 3% Principal License Principal Principal License, License, Yes No (N=24) (N=121) 92% 82%

Budget Control Budget Budget Control, Control, Yes No (N=75) (N=70) 85% Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov 81% VPK District SFY2018 VPK, Yes (N=42) VPK, No (N=103) 81% 84% 19 Percent of People Answering Yes to Each Question All Respondents (N=145) Item Yes 8. I attend Principal Meetings (leadership/cabinet level).

02/12/2020 34% Principal License Principal License, Yes (N=24) No 55% 79% Principal License, No (N=121) 26% Budget Control Budget Control, Yes (N=75) 51% Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov Budget Control, No (N=70) 19% VPK District SFY2018 VPK,

Yes (N=42) VPK, No (N=103) 50% 19% 20 Percent of People Answering Yes to Each Question All Respondents (N=145) Item Yes Principal License Principal License, Yes (N=24) No Budget Control Principal License, No (N=121) VPK District SFY2018 Budget Control, Yes (N=75)

Budget Control, No (N=70) 23% 14% VPK, Yes (N=42) VPK, No (N=103) 9. At district leadership meetings, are Early Childhood Services a standing item on the agenda? 21% 02/12/2020 52% 21% 18% Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov 21% 17% 21 Percent of People Answering Yes to Each Question

All Respondents (N=145) Item Yes 10. I direct district fiscal staff on how to allocate my budget at the start of the year. (Note - 25 districts or 17% report significant collaboration.) 02/12/2020 48% No 30% Principal License Principal License, Yes (N=24) 71% Principal License, No (N=121) 45% Budget Control Budget Control, Yes

(N=75) VPK District SFY2018 Budget Control, VPK, No Yes VPK, No (N=70) (N=42) (N=103) 100% Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov 0% 62% 48% 22 Percent of People Answering Yes to Each Question All Respondents (N=145) Item Yes 11. School Nursing Services automatically include early learning children and staff. 02/12/2020 61% Principal License

Principal License, Yes (N=24) No 23% 67% Principal License, No (N=121) 60% Budget Control Budget Control, Yes (N=75) VPK District SFY2018 Budget Control, VPK, No Yes (N=70) (N=42) 63% Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov 59% VPK, No

(N=103) 76% 54% 23 Percent of People Answering Yes to Each Question All Respondents (N=145) Item Yes 12. Information Services provides substantial technical assistance in assigning the MARSS number and state reporting. 02/12/2020 72% No 12% Principal License Principal License, Yes (N=24) 75% Budget Control

Principal License, Budget No Control, (N=121) Yes (N=75) 67% Budget Control, No (N=70) 73% Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov 63% VPK District SFY2018 VPK, Yes (N=42) 79% VPK, No (N=103) 64% 24 Percent of People Answering Yes to Each Question All Respondents (N=145) Item

Counts Yes 13. Food and Nutrition Services do all of the processing on the Free and Reduced Price Lunch forms. 74% 02/12/2020 Principal License Principal License, Yes (N=24) No 12% 88% Principal License, No (N=121) 74% Budget Control Budget Control, Yes (N=75) 76%

Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov Budget Control, No (N=70) 76% VPK District SFY2018 VPK, Yes (N=42) VPK, No (N=103) 76% 76% 25 Percent of People Answering Yes to Each Question Item Counts 14. Enrollment Center supports early childhood registration equitably as with K-12. 02/12/2020

All Respondents (N=145) Yes No 35% 40% Principal License Principal License, Yes (N=24) 46% Principal License, No (N=121) 31% VPK District SFY2018 Budget Control Budget Control, Yes (N=75) 35% Budget Control, No VPK, Yes VPK, No

(N=70) (N=42) (N=103) 31% Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov 50% 26% 26 Percent of People Answering Yes to Each Question Item Counts 15. Custodial Staff (including evening staffing) is provided equitably to early childhood as K-12. 02/12/2020 All Respondents (N=145) Yes 87% Principal License Principal License, Yes (N=24) No

7% 75% Principal License, No (N=121) 88% Budget Control Budget Control, Yes (N=75) Budget Control, No (N=70) 85% Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov 87% VPK District SFY2018 VPK, Yes (N=42) VPK, No (N=103) 88% 85%

27 Percent of People Answering Yes to Each Question All Respondents (N=145) Item Counts 16. Transportation Services provide meaningful support to early childhood services as K-12. 02/12/2020 Yes 56 % Principal License Principal License, Yes (N=24) No 13% 58% Budget Control Principal License, No

(N=121) Budget Control, Yes (N=75) 54% 52% Budget Control, No (N=70) Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov 57% VPK District SFY2018 VPK, Yes (N=42) 74% VPK, No (N=103) 47% 28 Percent of People Answering Yes to Each Question Item All Respondents (N=145)

Yes 17. Social workers are provided equitably to early childhood as they are to K-12. 02/12/2020 32% No 49% Principal License Principal Principal License, License, Yes No (N=24) (N=121) 33% 28% Budget Control Budget Budget Control, Control, Yes No (N=75) (N=70) 25%

Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov 33% VPK District SFY2018 VPK, Yes (N=42) VPK, No (N=103) 38% 25% 29 Percent of People Answering Yes to Each Question Item All Respondents (N=145) Yes 18. Police/Community Liaison is provided equitably to early childhood as K-12. 02/12/2020 42% No 37%

Principal License Principal Principal License, License, Yes No (N=24) (N=121) 50% 36% Budget Control Budget Budget Control, Control, Yes No (N=75) (N=70) 36% Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov 40% VPK District SFY2018 VPK, Yes (N=42) 35% VPK, No (N=103) 35%

30 Percent of People Answering Yes to Each Question Item All Respondents (N=145) Yes 19. Communications/ Marketing services are provided equitably between early childhood and K-12. 02/12/2020 55% No 22% Principal License Principal License, Yes (N=24) 75% Budget Control Principal License, No (N=121)

Budget Control, Yes (N=75) 51% 57% Budget Control, No (N=70) 53% Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov VPK District SFY2018 VPK, Yes (N=42) 69% VPK, No (N=103) 50% 31 Percent of People Answering Yes to Each Question Item All

Respondents (N=145) Yes 20. Food and Nutrition Services are available equitably across elementary and early childhood. 02/12/2020 70% No 15% Principal License Principal License, Yes (N=24) 75% Principal License, No (N=121) 70% Budget Control Budget Control, Yes (N=75) Budget

Control, No (N=70) 73% Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov 69% VPK District SFY2018 VPK, Yes (N=42) VPK, No (N=103) 88% 64% 32 Percent of People Answering Yes to Each Question Item All Respondents (N=145) Yes 22. Food and Nutrition Services handle the catered food for early childhood. 02/12/2020

No 51% 25% Principal License Principal License, Yes (N=24) 67% Principal License, No (N=121) 48% Budget Control Budget Control, Yes (N=75) 45% Budget Control, No (N=70) 57% Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov VPK District

SFY2018 VPK, Yes (N=42) 67% VPK, No (N=103) 45% 33 Percent of People Answering Yes to Each Question Item All Respondents (N=145) Yes 23. Parent Educator salaries are equitable to K-12 teacher contract. 02/12/2020 54% No 30% Principal License Principal License, Yes (N=24)

63% Principal License, No (N=121) 53% Budget Control Budget Control, Yes (N=75) VPK District SFY2018 Budget Control, No (N=70) VPK, Yes (N=42) VPK, No (N=103) 51% 69% 49% 57% Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov

34 Percent of People Answering Yes to Each Question Item All Respondents (N=145) Yes 24. Preschool staff salaries are equitable to K-12 teacher contract. 02/12/2020 56% No 29% Principal License Principal License, Yes (N=24) 63% Principal License, No (N=121) 56% Budget Control

Budget Control, Yes (N=75) Budget Control, No (N=70) 53% Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov 61% VPK District SFY2018 VPK, Yes (N=42) VPK, No (N=103) 83% 47% 35 Percent of People Answering Yes to Each Question All Respondents (N=145) Item Yes 25. Human Resources in

the district provide written policies on time off and benefits that are equitable to K-12. 02/12/2020 67% No 20% Principal License Principal License, Yes (N=24) 79% Principal License, No (N=121) 64% Budget Control Budget Control, Yes (N=75) 64% VPK District SFY2018 Budget

Control, VPK, No Yes VPK, No (N=70) (N=42) (N=103) 69% Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov 76% 62% 36 Item All Respondents (N=145) Yes 26. As the Coordinator/Director /Lead Early Childhood Administrator, are you paid more than your teachers? 02/12/2020 46% No 28% Percent of People Answering Yes to Each Question VPK District Principal License

Budget Control SFY2018 Principal Principal Budget Budget License, License, Control, Control, VPK, Yes No Yes No Yes VPK, No (N=24) (N=121) (N=75) (N=70) (N=42) (N=103) 63% 44% 57% 36% Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov 52% 45% 37 Percent of People Answering Yes to Each Question Item All Respondents

(N=145) Yes No Principal License Principal License, Yes (N=24) Principal License, No (N=121) Budget Control VPK District SFY2018 Budget Control, Yes (N=75) Budget Control, No (N=70) VPK, Yes (N=42) 43% 30% 50%

VPK, No (N=103) 27. Terminology in your teacher contract about evaluating early childhood teachers is supportive of early childhood administrators conducting evaluations. 38% 02/12/2020 33% 38% 36% Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov 31% 38 28. How often do you teach in a classroom in a typical week? None (57%) Once per week (5%) 2-4 times a week (22%) 5 days a week (17%) 02/12/2020 Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov 39 29. How often do you substitute in to a classroom in a typical week in the latest year?

None (69%) Once per week (27%) 2-4 times a week (4%) 02/12/2020 Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov 40 30. Does your district use AESOP for substitutes or some other software system? Yes (62%) No (22%) 02/12/2020 Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov 41 31. Do you have support staff help in identifying needs for substitutes and coordinating substitutes? Yes (59%) No (28%) 02/12/2020 Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov 42 32. Is there a Q-comp - Site Improvement Team (SIT) for Early Childhood for each preschool site, Advisory Staff Development Committee (ASDC)? Yes (31%) No (55%) 02/12/2020 Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov

43 Percent of People Answering Yes to Each Question Item All Respondents (N=145) Yes 33. The Advisory Staff Development Committee (ASDC) includes early childhood. 02/12/2020 42% No 44% Principal License Principal License, Yes (N=24) 58% Principal License, No (N=121) 40%

Budget Control Budget Control, Yes (N=75) VPK District SFY2018 Budget Control, No (N=70) VPK, Yes (N=42) 40% 50% 45% Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov VPK, No (N=103) 40% 44 Percent of People Answering Yes to Each Question Item All Respondents (N=145)

Yes 34. Subject Area Committees include early childhood as a matter of policy. 02/12/2020 23% No 65% Principal License Principal License, Yes (N=24) 42% Principal License, No (N=121) 18% Budget Control Budget Control, Yes (N=75) VPK District SFY2018 Budget

Control, VPK, No Yes (N=70) (N=42) 23% Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov 21% VPK, No (N=103) 26% 20% 45 Percent of People Answering Yes to Each Question Item All Respondents (N=145) Yes 35. The Curriculum Committee includes early childhood as a matter of policy. 02/12/2020 29% No

59% Principal License Principal License, Yes (N=24) 58% Principal License, No (N=121) 22% Budget Control Budget Control, Yes (N=75) Budget Control, No (N=70) 24% Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov 32% VPK District SFY2018 VPK, Yes (N=42)

29% VPK, No (N=103) 28% 46 Percent of People Answering Yes to Each Question Item All Respondents (N=145) Yes 36. Music, Gym and Art Staff serve early childhood as they do K12. 02/12/2020 No 8% 84% Principal License Principal License, Yes (N=24) 13% Principal License,

No (N=121) 6% VPK District SFY2018 Budget Control Budget Control, Yes (N=75) 8% Budget Control, No (N=70) 6% Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov VPK, Yes (N=42) 14% VPK, No (N=103) 4% 47 Percent of People Answering Yes to Each Question All

Respondents (N=145) Item Yes 37. Information Technology is available for teachers and children as it is for K-12. 02/12/2020 73% No 17% Principal License Principal License, Yes (N=24) 92% Principal License, No (N=121) 67% Budget Control Budget Control, Yes (N=75)

69% Budget Control, No (N=70) 73% Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov VPK District SFY2018 VPK, Yes VPK, No (N=42) (N=103) 86% 65% 48 Percent of People Answering Yes to Each Question Item All Respondents (N=145) Yes 38. Family Engagement is coordinated between early childhood and elementary grades. (Title I and ECFE). 02/12/2020

34% No 49% Principal License Principal Principal License, License, Yes No (N=24) (N=121) 42% 32% Budget Control Budget Budget Control, Control, Yes No (N=75) (N=70) 31% 37% Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov VPK District SFY2018 VPK, Yes (N=42) 55%

VPK, No (N=103) 25% 49 Percent of People Answering Yes to Each Question Item All Respondents (N=145) Yes 39. The Worlds Best Workforce Committee reserves a slot for early childhood staff. 02/12/2020 57% No 29% Principal License Principal License, Yes (N=24) 67% Principal License,

No (N=121) 54% Budget Control Budget Control, Yes (N=75) Budget Control, No (N=70) 57% 54% Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov VPK District SFY2018 VPK, Yes (N=42) 67% VPK, No (N=103) 51% 50 Percent of People Answering Yes to Each Question Item

All Respondents (N=145) Yes 40. Cultural Liaisons work across early childhood and K-12 equitably. 02/12/2020 38% No 40% Principal License Principal Principal License, License, Yes No (N=24) (N=121) 42% 36% Budget Control Budget Budget Control, Control, Yes No (N=75) (N=70)

44% 30% Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov VPK District SFY2018 VPK, Yes (N=42) 38% VPK, No (N=103) 37% 51 Percent of People Answering Yes to Each Question Item All Respondents (N=145) Yes 41. Research, Evaluation and Assessment services are provided equitably across early childhood and K-12. 02/12/2020 39%

No 54% Principal License Principal Principal License, License, Yes No (N=24) (N=121) 67% 32% Budget Control Budget Budget Control, Control, Yes No (N=75) (N=70) 39% 37% Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov VPK District SFY2018 VPK, Yes (N=42) 67%

VPK, No (N=103) 26% 52 Percent of People Answering Yes to Each Question Item All Respondents (N=145) Yes 42. McKinney-Vento liaison services are provided equitably between early childhood and K-12 services. 02/12/2020 No 47% 36% Principal License Principal Principal License, License, Yes No (N=24) (N=121)

79% 40% Budget Control Budget Budget Control, Control, Yes No (N=75) (N=70) 56% 36% Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov VPK District SFY2018 VPK, Yes (N=42) 67% VPK, No (N=103) 38% 53 Percent of People Answering Yes to Each Question Item

All Respondents (N=145) Yes 43. English Learner Services are provided equitably across early childhood and K-12. 02/12/2020 25% No 55% Principal License Principal License, Yes (N=24) 17% Principal License, No (N=121) 27% Budget Control VPK District SFY2018 Budget Control,

Yes (N=75) Budget Control, No (N=70) VPK, Yes (N=42) VPK, No (N=103) 21% 30% 31% 23% Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov 54 44. How many total years have you been in a public school early childhood leadership position? Early Childhood Administrators have been in their position for an average of nine years, with a minimum of one year and a maximum of 39 years. 02/12/2020 Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov 55 45. Please check all that apply regarding education and licensing. Mark all that apply.

Early Childhood Education License (59%) Parent Education License (41%) Prekindergarten License (39%) Community Education Director License (16%) Principal License (17%) Other (41%) 02/12/2020 Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov 56 46. Are you hired to work full time 12 months/year? Over half of Early Childhood Administrators, fifty-four (54) percent, are working full time, year-round. An additional 28 percent Early Childhood Administrators are hired full time during the school year. This means that during the school year, 82 percent are working full time. 02/12/2020 Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov 57 47. What programs do you currently supervise? Mark all that apply. ECFE (92 percent) School Readiness (92 percent) Voluntary Prekindergarten (29 percent) School Readiness Plus (10 percent) Early Childhood Screening (73 percent) Early Childhood Special Education (17 percent) Kindergarten (6 percent) Other (40 percent) 02/12/2020 Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov 58

48. Do you also teach classes? Yes (40 percent) No (54 percent) Its Complicated (7 percent) 02/12/2020 Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov 59 02/12/2020 Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov 60 02/12/2020 Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov 61 02/12/2020 Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov 62 Themes in Comments challenges of navigating roles and responsibilities, the importance of an early childhood administrative credential, equitable compensation, noting progress over the last five years in early childhood policies, and the benefit of partnerships across ECSE, Early Head Start/Head Start and child care sites. 02/12/2020

Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov 63 Select Comments I think we could move mountains if early childhood administration was supervised by the Superintendent instead of the Community Education Director. For example, one respondent mentioned she was responsible for writing grants for early education services but was not allowed to see the budget. Preschool teachers are expected to provide all of what K-12 teachers provide with less money and less time with the students. Time study of administration costs based on district size. 02/12/2020 Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov 64 Ten Most Common Practices The ten most common policies in order are: Custodial Staff (including evening staffing) is provided equitably to early childhood as K-12. (87%) Early Childhood Administrators have enough access to their Community Education Director. (85%) Food and Nutrition Services do all of the processing on the Free and Reduced Price Lunch forms. (74%) Information Technology is available for teachers and children as it is for K-12. (73%) The Community Education Director sits on the committee that regularly reports to the school board. (73%) 02/12/2020 Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov 65 Ten Most Common Practices, cont. Information Services provides substantial technical assistance in assigning the MARSS number and state reporting. (72%) Food and Nutrition Services are available equitably across elementary and early

childhood. (70%) Human Resources in the district provide written policies on time off and benefits that are equitable to K-12. (67%) We have full day early childhood services somewhere in the district. (62%) Preschool/School Readiness teachers are licensed as well as under the districts teacher contract. (62%) 02/12/2020 Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov 66 Ten Least Common Practices Ten least common practices are: Music, Gym and Art Staff serve early childhood as they do K-12. (8%) At district leadership meetings, Early Childhood Services are a standing item on the agenda. (21%) Subject Area Committees include early childhood as a matter of policy. (23%) English Learner Services are provided equitably across early childhood and K-12. (25%) The Curriculum Committee includes early childhood as a matter of policy. (29%) 02/12/2020 Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov 67 Ten Least Common Practices, cont. Social workers are provided equitably to early childhood as they are to K-12. (32%) Early Childhood Administrators attend Principal Meetings. (34%) Family Engagement is coordinated between early childhood and elementary grades (Title I and ECFE). (34%) Enrollment Center supports early childhood registration equitably as with K-12. (35%) Terminology in your teacher contract about evaluating early childhood teachers is supportive of early childhood administrators conducting evaluations. (38%) 02/12/2020 Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov

68 State Level Next Steps Identify multiple avenues to make local practices more equitable. Explore administrative licensure Time study for administrative levels needed by district size Better supports for transportation Repeat survey in five years 02/12/2020 Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov 69 Discussion 02/12/2020 Leading for educational excellence and equity, every day for every one. | education.mn.gov 70 Thank you! Avisia Whiteman [email protected] 651-582-8329 02/12/2020 71

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