The Early Years Evaluation (EYE) provides our early learning teachers with a framework for gathering each child’s developmental information through the use of informal observations and checklists. This gathered information is then used to ensure that lessons for both the group and each individual meet the needs of all the children. There is an EYE-DA — Direct Assessment for EEP children and an EYE-TA — Teacher Assessment for the Kindergarten year.
used to ensure that lessons for both the group and each individual meet the needs of all the children
The EYE -DA is administered to all of our EEP students prior to September 30. Parents will be asked to sign up for a 45 min appointment prior to the first day of classes to bring their child for the EYE DA screen. If you are unable to make an appointment your child’s teacher will administer the screen in September during class time.
Reports are generated at the school and are shared with parents at the November report card meeting.
The EYE-TA is administered to all Kindergarten children in October and again in June.
The EYE reports provide parents, teachers and school administrators with accurate and meaningful information on children’s early developmental skills.
The EYE report shows each child’s areas of strength and needs. This information helps guide our instruction for both the class and each individual.
The EYE reports also help us to identify children experiencing delays in gaining age-appropriate skills. As a school district, we are able to apply for government funding through Alberta Education’s Progam Unit Funding (PUF) grant. This application process involves reviewing current and prior reports from specialists such as Speech Language Pathologist and Physical / Occupational Therapists to help decide which children flagged by the EYE require additional supports in the classroom. These decisions take time but typically are finalized in November.
For additional information contact any of our elementary schools or call Fort McMurray Catholic School District at 780-799-5799 (5043) or email one of our Early Learning Coordinators, Mishell Usick at firstname.lastname@example.org or Janice Molloy at email@example.com.