RD438 - Early Stem Arts and Literacy Program 2022-2023 Final Status Report

Executive Summary:

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts will administer the Early STEM Arts and Literacy program for preschool, kindergarten, and 1st grade students in Accomack, Albemarle, Arlington, Chesterfield, Fairfax, Henrico, Loudoun, Norfolk, Petersburg, Richmond, Suffolk, and Wythe Public Schools. The model will also support growth in the 5C skills identified in the Profile of a Virginia Graduate. Within this appropriation, funds may support the phase-in of services into currently unserved divisions in an equitable manner, with a special focus on capacity building and establishing new services in Superintendent’s Regions 3, 6, or 8. Wolf Trap Foundation will work with the Department of Education and currently served divisions to determine need and phase programs into unserved divisions. Wolf Trap Foundation will report bi-annually to the Chairs of the House Committee on Education and the Senate Committee on Education and Health and the Superintendent of Public Instruction on its activities, including number of divisions served, number of students served, number of educators served, and number of families impacted.