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Northville, MI—public schools experienced a reduction in Special Ed Placements from 1992-2007 after the introduction of Early Intervention training. In 1992, the Northville rate was 10.2% (total Michigan Spec Ed placements: 10.8%). 2007: Northville; 5.3% while Michigan’s rate rose to 14.4%.

Pinola, MS "Seeing the faces of children and teachers filled with the excitement of learning validates the time and effort required to implement the Early Learning Success Initiative at Simpson Central School. It is rewarding to see what happens when students are provided with great instruction at their correct level of performance on the skills most neccessary for success. ELSI has become the missing piece of our puzzle. We now find where kids are and join them there." - Glenn Harris, Principal & Debbie Jones, Assistant Principal.

Children who come to school without important language, literacy, numeracy, motor, and behavior skills are at a disadvantage for success in the first years of school. Children who have not developed solid skills by the end of third grade are at a disadvantage for life. In these K-3 intensive training sessions, educators will learn about a comprehensive and research-based early learning system proven to help every child build the solid foundation of skills needed for lifelong learning success.

Early Learning Success is based on the premise that nearly all students can achieve academic success if provided with quality education that offers classroom-based support for teachers and students.

The benefits of Early Learning Success include

  1. Helping more young students achieve success in the regular classroom
  2. Reducing the need for special education referrals and placements
  3. Dropping the cost of providing special education services
  4. Increasing high school graduation rates

 The Early Learning Success Training
  • Considers the development of the whole child
  • Emphasizes the importance of high-quality classroom instruction
  • Uses a simple system of universal screening and progress monitoring, looking at all crucial aspect of development
  • Offers responsive instruction at the child’s level of readiness, and intensified support when needed
  • Provides a system of support to teachers and students during the K-3 years

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