1. Introduction

Thank you for agreeing to be part of Early Reading First. We would like to hear from you about how you like to play and teach your child at home. This survey is confidential and is retrieved by an independent research group, Glenwood Research. All the responses will be summarized together. No individual names will be used. Please complete by Monday, April 9, 2007. Please call 221-0329 with questions.

* 1. Please enter the number on the back of your survey. This lets us know that each person is only filling this out once.

* 2. Do you know that your child is participating in Early Reading First?

* 3. What new things do you see your child doing at home, because of the Early Reading First program?

* 4. Are teachers talking to you about the OWL curriculum and daily activities?

* 5. If yes, what information are they sharing with you?

* 6. What do you hope your child will learn at preschool?

* 7. What would you like to have from the teachers to help your child at home?

* 8. What type of activities and events would you like to see offered for families?

* 9. My child owns books in languages other than the language we speak at home

* 10. My child is bringing home new songs or poems

* 11. My child is trying out rhymes or playing with sounds of language

* 12. Have your been given information from your child care center on any of the following:

  Yes No
a. What books are good for 3, 4, and 5 year old children.
b. What are good ways to read books to children.
c. How children learn about language.
d. How children are learning to read.
e. How children are learing to write.

* 13. Through this grant, we can provide parents with workshops or information on all kinds of topics related to writing and reading. What would you like to receive more information about?

* 14. Please rate the following :

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree Don’t know
a. Teachers are providing me with information about early literacy and language development (reading, writing, letter recognition, etc).
b. Teachers are planning learning experiences and activities based on each child’s development, interest, and individual goals.
c. Teachers are encouraging children to use oral language for a variety of purposes.
d. Teachers are using books to help children's learning and development.

* 15. Did you receive information about how your child did on the assessments (Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test, Expressive Vocabulary Test, and Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening)?

* 16. What is the highest level of education that you have completed?

* 17. Which center does your child go to?

* 18. How many children do you have enrolled in Early Reading First (ERF)?

* 19. How old are is your child(ren) that are enrolled in ERF?

* 20. What is your gender?

* 21. How old are you?

* 22. What language(s) do you speak at home?

* 23. Please feel free to add any comments here:

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey!