ACC provides Todos Juntos Learning Center with professionally trained instructors to teach our Adult ESL classes. Adult ESL students are tested upon entrance to determine what level of ESL best fits their needs, then again after completing sixty hours in the program. The exams used are Best Plus Oral AND BEST Literacy.
THE LITERACY COALITION OF CENTRAL TEXAS
We partner with the Literacy Coalition to host a part-time AmeriCorps member at Todos Juntos. In the past Todos Juntos has hosted an AmeriCorps VISTA member. Todos Juntos is also working towards eventually implementing Learner Web, a computer literacy program.
THE UNITED WAY FOR GREATER AUSTIN
Todos Juntos partners with United Way to host a part-time AmeriCorps member. The Todos Juntos AmeriCorps member tests students’ literacy gains using The Early Literacy Skills Assessment (ELSA), as well as a Success By Six created evaluation tool for math literacy which aligns with the High Scope math curriculum and the AISD pre-K TEKS.
BookSpring provides a 6-week series of workshops to parents of the Todos Juntos ECE students. They teach parents how to engage their children to make reading fun. Each family is gifted a weekly “forever” book to take home and keep.
AgriLife provides an 8-week nutrition series of workshops to all adults enrolled at Todos Juntos. The 8-week series is offered to all adult students enrolled in Todos Juntos. Students are receive instruction on making healthy lifestyle and diet choices for themselves and their families. They are also provided with food prep demonstrations, samples, recipes, and grocery lists.
ARMSTRONG COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL
Armstrong Community Music School is a non-profit organization dedicated to excellence of music education and service to the community. The school offers Early Childhood Music programs, private instruction in a variety of styles and instruments, and group classes. Armstrong Community Music School provides lifelong access to the musical arts through instruction and performances for all regardless of age, skill, ethnicity or income.
Kwaddle is a new startup born right here in Austin, TX! It helps parents find the best summer camps, activities and classes for children. Kwaddle has the largest collection of summer camps and classes for kids. Over 2,000 different activities, camps and family-friendly events are listed on Kwaddle.com. Each year Kwaddle sponsors a child to go to summer camp (up to $300 value) as part of their mission to help educate and enrich children.
EMMANUEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Emmanuel United Methodist Church provides Todos Juntos Learning Center with facilities and maintenance at a reduced rate in an effort to support community programming.
INTEGRAL HEALTH, FIRST STEPS
Austin Travis County Integral Care’s First Steps program provides early identification and therapeutic services for infants and toddlers with developmental delays who do not meet the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services early childhood intervention (DARS-ECI) eligibility requirements. By partnering with Todos Juntos, First Steps visits families onsite to screen all new Todos Juntos students with professionally administered Ages & Stages Questionnaires (ASQ).
Todos Juntos Learning Center currently bases their weekly lessons and themes around the Literacy First (formerly ACE) curriculum by supplementing the song-based curriculum with additional developmentally appropriate activities, lessons, songs, and stories. TJ also incorporate the song charts into our Mommy & Me sessions. This allows the parent to experience what the child is experiencing and carry it over into the home environment. While the children benefit from all the lessons provided, they particularly enjoy the song charts created by Literacy First.
ST. EDWARD’S UNIVERSITY – S.E.R.V.E
S.E.R.V.E. stands for St. Edward’s (SEU) Reflect Volunteer Engage. This program coordinates service opportunities, including one-day events (S.E.R.V.E. 1-Day) and ongoing weekly commitments (S.E.R.V.E. Austin), at locations like the Central Texas Food Bank, Casa Marianella, River City Youth Foundation, Keep Austin Beautiful, and now Todos Juntos Learning Center! The weekly S.E.R.V.E. Austin program brings students to Todos Juntos every week for an entire semester to spend time with our Early Childhood Ed students. During these interactions, the SEU students support ECE staff, help build vocabulary, read, and provide positive learning experiences to our little learners.
Provides speech therapy, physical therapy, and occupational therapy services for children with disabilities and/or developmental delays. Sonrisas owner, Tsambika Bakiris, provides in-class observation of our ECE classes to then assist our teachers in modifying student behaviors in the classroom. Sonrisas also provides Todos Juntos with guidance on implementing tools in the classroom to support children who may show signs of developmental delays and also to support all students in adapting to the classroom setting in an age appropriate manner. In addition, Sonrisas provides screenings on-site and at no cost to Todos Juntos families.
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