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TSR Comprehensive Recruitment 2018-2019

Welcome new and returning TSR Comprehensive participants!

The Children’s Learning Institute (CLI) is recruiting sites for TSR Comprehensive. The implementation year begins August 2018 and ends May 2019. Head Start and Childcare programs who have pre-kindergarten children between the ages of 3 and 4 years old can apply to participate in TSR Comprehensive. The TSR Comprehensive program offers a face-to-face and remote model for participating sites. Current TSR communities will determine participation and the model offered to participants based on the needs for each community. Due to budget constraints, every program applying for participation may not be granted the opportunity to participate. 

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Take a Look at the Components of TSR Comprehensive

TSR Comprehensive includes four 4 main components: curriculum, 2 years of teacher professional development, 3 years of coaching, and child progress monitoring. These tightly integrated components build children’s academic skills in reading, oral language, writing, math, and social emotional skills. 

In-classroom coaching has been proven to have a positive effect on teacher instructional practices, and by extension the school readiness of children. All preschool teachers participating in TSR Comprehensive receive ongoing support through coaching to improve their teaching practices, reinforce skills, and fill knowledge gaps. This coaching support is provided through one of two models: Face-to-Face or Remote.

Face-to-Face Model Remote Model
In the face-to-face model, TSR coaches travel to teachers' classrooms to provide coaching support. The one-on-one coaching reinforces the skills and knowledge that teachers learn in high quality professional development, such as eCIRCLE, and helps ensure that teachers are able to translate what they learn into the classroom directly. The face-to-face model is implemented across the state. Using video editing software, teachers receive targeted feedback on their own video-recorded instructional practices.  One-on-one coaching, provided remotely through online and video interactions, reinforces the skills and knowledge that teachers learn in high quality professional development, such as eCIRCLE, and helps ensure that teachers are able to translate what they learn into the classroom directly.

 

Let's See If Your Program Qualifies 

If you are interested in joining TSR Comprehensive, please review the eligibility requirements for your program.   

Child Care Program Eligibility

  • For profit/Nonprofit
  • Faith Based
  • Community Based

All child care programs must be in good standing with Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. Programs must be serving at least 50% at-risk children meeting Eligibility Requirements for State-Funded Prekindergarten (see below) and/or at least 50% children eligible to receive Child Care Management System (CCMS) funding*. Prospective Lead Agents are strongly encouraged to recruit current Texas Rising Star Certified Providers or those interested in becoming TRS Certified Providers in your community for TSR Comprehensive participation.

The participating classroom(s) in child care programs must have (and maintain) a minimum of six (6) three-year-old students or (8) four-year-old children. The students must be at least 3 years of age on or before September 1, 2018, i.e. born on or before September 1, 2015.

*Participating schools/programs receive increased CCMS reimbursement rates for preschool children while participating in TSR Comprehensive. Contact your local workforce development board for more information.

Head Start Program Eligibility

All pre-kindergarten children meeting Head Start Requirements are eligible to participate in the project. The students must be 3 years of age on or before September 1, 2018, i.e. born on or before September 1, 2015.

Public School/ISD Program Eligibility

  • Open-enrollment charter school IF participating classrooms are partnered with child care or Head Start
  • Public school district IF participating classrooms are partnered with child care or Head Start

All pre-kindergarten children meeting TEA enrollment requirements are eligible for participation in TSR Comprehensive. Under this application request, if Lead Agencies provide services to ISD classrooms, the classrooms must be partnered with a child care or Head Start program. In these cases, both teachers in the classroom (ISD teacher AND Head Start or child care teacher) can participate to a certain extent in TSR Comprehensive. For example, in classrooms with a child care and public school teacher, both teachers may engage with the coach and benefit from shared instructional coaching. Materials provided to the participating classroom would be shared by both teachers. Space permitting, both teachers may attend trainings offered by the Lead Agent (e.g. eCIRCLE facilitated classes).

Eligibility Requirements for State-Funded Prekindergarten

  • Be unable to speak and comprehend the English language
  • Be educationally disadvantaged (i.e., eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program or Head Start)
  • Be homeless
  • Be the child of an active duty member of the armed forces of the United States, including the state military forces or a reserved component of the armed forces, who is ordered to active duty by proper authority
  • Be the child of a member of the armed forces of the United States, including the state military forces or a reserved component of the armed forces, or a reserved component of the armed forces, who was injured or killed while serving on active duty
  • Have ever been in the conservatorship (foster care) of the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) following an adversary hearing.
  • Be the child of a person eligible for the Star of Texas Award as: a peace officer under Section 3106.002, Government Code; a firefighter under Section 3106.003, Government Code; or an emergency medical first responder under Section 3106.004, Government Code

 

 

Recruitment Documents for TSR Comprehensive Lead Agents

TSR Comprehensive Recruitment Brochure

2018-19 TSR Comprehensive Teacher Letter of Commitment

2018-19 TSR Comprehensive Administrator Letter of Commitment

2018-19 TSR Comprehensive Coach Letter of Commitment

2018-19 TSR Comprehensive Coordinator Letter of Commitment