All posts by Alex Marquez

Alex Marquez works at IRIS Educational Media where he develops, produces and directs educational videos for research-based interventions. He studied cinema-television production at the University of Southern California and currently lives in Eugene, Oregon.

What is School Readiness? A Program for Latino Parents: Padres Preparados

What is School Readiness? Head Start defines school readiness as: “…children are ready for school, families are ready to support their children’s learning, and schools are ready for children. Historically, Head Start often has led the early childhood field with a strong, clear, and comprehensive focus on all aspects of healthy development, including physical, cognitive, social and emotional development, all of which are essential to children getting ready for school.” (Head Start School Readiness FAQ)

IRIS_Padres_05_2013-003Here at IRIS Ed we are beginning work on an exciting new project called Padres Preparados (Prepared Parents) that will help Spanish-speaking Latino parents teach school readiness skills to their pre-school children enrolled in Head Start. …