The DIAL-4 (Developmental Indicators for the Assessment of Learning) is a standardized instrument that is used to screen large groups of children quickly and efficiently. Data from the DIAL-4 are used to describe the strengths and needs of young children in five areas of development: motor, concepts, language, self-help, and social-emotional.
The DIAL screening looks at five areas:
Listed below are the DIAL Screening dates for the 2016-2017 school year.
Please call (802) 447-8419 for an appointment.
STARS is Vermont’s quality recognition system for child care, preschool, and afterschool programs. Programs that participate in STARS are stepping ahead — going above and beyond state regulations to provide professional services that meet the needs of children and families.
We are pleased to announce that on November 15, 2015 the SVSU Early Education Program earned a 5 STARS rating when we received a Certificate of Achievement for "demonstrated accomplishments in providing quality child care above and beyond compliance with the State of Vermont's basic regulatory standards for licensed programs".
Many thanks to Chris Poggi and Linda Donigan from the Bennington Free Library Children's Department for their work with preK parents on October 15th, 2015. Families learned about math books and activities to help their children develop a strong foundation in mathematical reasoning.
The SVSU Early Education Program partners with highly qualified community early care and education partners to offer publicly funded prekindergarten for children living in Bennington, North Bennington, Shaftsbury, Pownal, and Woodford. Our Community Partners engage in ongoing professional development, such as this presentation on October 21st by Hope Campbell and Vermont Birth-5 Consultant Sherry Carlson. This event was sponsored by BCCA, the SVSU, and the Southshire Starting Points Network. Please contact the early education program office to learn about Pre K partner programs in our region, and for referrals to our partner programs at 447-8419.
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