Here at QES it is our firm belief that getting a strong, solid academic foundation is of utmost importance to our young students. Recent research indicates that the earlier a struggling learner receives intervention, the more effective it will be. Here at QES we begin to provide early intervention services to students upon entering kindergarten. By visiting all the kindergarten classrooms weekly, we provide a variety of strategies and techniques that promote reading readiness. If a student is really struggling in grasping these fundamentals, we will provide additional services outside of the classroom. These services are provided in a small group setting (2-7 students), targeting the specific needs of individual students. Typically, in kindergarten the groups meet two days per week for 30 minutes.
Once students enter first and second grade, their intervention becomes more frequent and intense. While still working in small groups, the students now meet four out of the 6-day schedule. The intervention teachers provide support for the skills and the concepts the children are working on in their classroom. Close communication between the classroom and intervention teachers is maintained to best address each student’s needs individually.
Once students enter third grade, they may also participate in Math Improvement classes as needed. Again, this program attempts to provide support with skills being taught in the classroom.
The Reading/Math Improvement Department also provides informational Parent Nights throughout the school year. This enables parents to provide the necessary support to their children at home as well.
One of the main goals of our program is to promote the love of books and reading. Children can only develop this appreciation if they are meeting with a certain amount of success with reading. Our program helps to build the confidence, skills, and concepts children need to become successful lifetime learners!