Early Learning Preschool
January 9, 2020
Healthy Hero Awards
Realeyes Program with Dr. Scott February 5th
The Realeyes Program is a classroom-based public health initiative created by the Ohio Optometric Association with a generous grant from the Ohio Department of Health Save Our Sight Fund. The goal of the program is to educate young Ohioans of the importance of vision health and eye safety. Realeyes is presented by volunteer doctors of optometry to approximately 105,000 students per year throughout all 88 Ohio counties. The topics presented include eye safety, eye anatomy, vision disorders, and ocular health disorders.
This public-private partnership dates back to 1998 when legislation was enacted allowing Ohioans to donate $1 to the Save Our Sight fund when completing vehicle registration/renewal at the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles. The fund, administered by the Ohio Department of Health, provides vision-related public health grants to statewide agencies. The Realeyes Program has consistently received funding since its inception in 2000 and is the only educational program to be funded by the Save Our Sight Grant.
Family Guides for Early Learning Content Standards
Family Guides to Early Learning Content Standards at the preschool and kindergarten levels are presented here to help parents understand what their children will be learning in school. By reading these guides, parents also can help reinforce what their children are learning so that they will feel more confident and successful in school.
Preschool Learning Guide for Families: Preparing for Kindergarten Success is designed for families of children ages 3 to the start of kindergarten. This brochure provides information as to the meaning of a standards-based education and ways in which families can help their children in reading, mathematics, social studies and science as a preparation for kindergarten. The guide also includes suggestions for learning that can be done through routine family activities.
KINDERGARTEN FAMILY GUIDE
A Standards Guide for Families: Kindergarten is designed to help family members of kindergarten children understand Ohio’s new academic content standards. The information in these guides gives families a sample of some of the things kindergarten children need to know and be able to do in reading, writing, mathematics, science and social studies. The guide also gives helpful tips and activities families can to do with their children to help them achieve the new standards.