Models of Implementation
P4J Option I
District teacher, District Site – DPI Model I
Children attend a 2 ½ hour program four to five days a week in a school district building. The program is taught by a licensed teacher employed by the school district. Some districts offer additional child care, or Head Start services for children at the school site. In other districts, the child goes to a community site for child care or goes home.
P4J Option II
District Teacher, Community Site – DPI Model II
Children receive education services in the child care center, Head Start facility, or private preschool building. A school district teacher comes to the facility to conduct a two and one half hour program four to five days a week. Families may choose to have the child participate in additional child care at the site. School district funds support the program at its location.
P4J Option III
Community Teacher, Community Site – DPI Model III
Four year old children attend program in the child care, Head Start or private preschool setting for 2 ½ hours four to five days a week. The program is taught by a licensed four year old Kindergarten teacher employed by the community site. Families may choose to have children remain and attend the program for the rest of the day. The school district contracts with the community site based on enrollment.
P4J Option IV
Resources for Parents – DPI Model IV
Parents can choose to receive curriculum-related materials at home that support positive child development, instead of sending their child to a school district or community site program. Materials can be provided by the collaborative planning group or by another agency that serves families. Parents may also be invited to community programs sponsored by the collaborative, including family learning nights, parenting workshops, and support groups.