HB4 High-Quality Pre-kindergarten Grant Program

  • The Beaumont ISD will create a partnership between our Prekindergarten families, schools and our community. One of our core beliefs in BISD is “In order to prepare our next generation to become responsible citizens, we should work collaboratively with our families and community partners.” Through collaboration, BISD will actively pursue our goal of empowering families for student success.

    Definitions of Family and Family Engagement - HB4:

    Family includes adult and children significant in the child’s like who support the early learning and development of the child. Family engagement is the mutual responsibility of families, school, and communities to build relationships to support student learning and achievement and to support family well-being and the continuous learning and development of children, families and educators. Family engagement is fully integrated in the child’s educational experience and supports the whole child and is both culturally responsive and linguistically appropriate


    Six Components:

    1. Facilitate Family-to-Family Support
      • BISD Parent Involvement Facilitators, campus and/or district personnel will provide parents with opportunities to participate in initiatives such as:
        • Volunteering
        • Family Nights
        • Goals Night or Coffee with the Principal
        • Community in Schools Partnership events
        • Campus PTA meetings and events
    2. Establish a network of community resources
      • BISD partnerships with community and faith-based organizations will create a network through the following strategies:
        • Community in Schools
        • Campus Compassion
        • Legacy Community Health
        • Beaumont Public Health - Immunization Clinics
    3. Increase family participation in decision-making
      • Pre-Kindergarten families will be invited to participate and serve on:
        • Review and edit campus compacts
      • District Family Engagement Survey
      • PTA Committees
      • Family Advisory Council
    4. Equip families with tools to enhance and extend learning
      • Families will be provided opportunities for learning that will enhance activities at home.
        • Training in “6 Building Blocks” and “Bridging the Gap Into Kindergarten Transition” will be provided by Frog Street
        • Campus Literacy Nights
        • Lakeshore home readiness packets in:
          • Reading
          • Language Arts
          • Math
          • Science
          • Social Studies
          • Learning responsibilities for parents to use and reinforce student learning
        • Basic Computer Skills
        • Pre-K Parent Book study -- Parents Need Help Too! by Dr. Tyrone Tanner
        • Informational books and pamphlets will be sent home concerning child development best practices
        • Parent newsletter on website
    5. Develop staff skills in evidence-based practices that support families in meeting their child's learning benchmarks
      • Staff will attend and be provided training in areas such as:
        • HB4
        • ESSA
        • Family Engagement
        • CHAMPS -- Classroom Management program
        • Curriculum overview and integration
        • Read-aloud
        • Stemscopes
        • CIRCLE PM
        • Vocabulary building
        • Social and Emotional Development
        • RAZ Kids Plus
        • iPad etiquette and Apple Classroom
        • Small group instruction for math
        • Writing
    6. Evaluate family engagement efforts and use evaluations for continuous improvement
      • Feedback and suggestions will be sought from families through:
        • Training evaluations
        • Meetings comment sheets
        • Parent survey (BOY at Goals Night or Coffee with the Principal)
        • Parent Survey (EOY)
      • Information collected will be used in future planning and development of Pre-Kindergarten activities for families
      • Data from EOY survey will be used to determine the effectiveness of the High Quality Pre-Kindergarten grant