The Kindergarten Readiness Network will continue to meet bi-monthly in 2016. The project teams will meet during the months between Network meetings.
In addition to these projects, the Aspire Kindergarten Readiness Network will host a Kindergarten Readiness Summit for Parents in the Waite Feeder Pattern Neighborhoods this Spring. The goal is to assist parents in better understanding Kindergarten Readiness.
Aspire continues to build a culture of continuous improvement in Lucas County. In November and December 2015, five dedicated volunteers from Aspire partner agencies – Toledo Public Schools, United Way of Greater Toledo, and the Mental Health & Recovery Services Board of Lucas County – completed Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Green Belt training at Owens Illinois.
Between January and June 2016, teams led by the new LSS trainees will complete three key projects with Aspire. These projects support the work of both the Kindergarten Readiness Network and the Graduation Network.
The project teams will meet in January, March and May. If you are interested in joining a LSS Project Team, please feel free to contact the project team leaders listed below or Kristen Kania at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LSS Project Teams Meeting Schedule for January*:
PROGRAM DASHBOARD DEVELOPMENT
Meeting: January 19 at the UW from 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Toledo Public Schools
Community Liaison Director of Programs and Enrichment Activities
United Way of Greater Toledo
Investment Reporting and Data Lead
DATA WAREHOUSE – DATA NEEDS ASSESSMENT
Meeting: January 20 at the UW from 2 PM to 3:30 PM
United Way of Greater Toledo, Income Manager
Cami Roth Szirotnyak
Mental Health & Recovery Services Board of Lucas County
Quality Improvement Manager
STUDENT DATA SYSTEM
Meeting: January 21 at the UW from 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Project Team Leader:
Libby Schoen, Education Director
United Way of Greater Toledo,
*The March meeting date will be set during the January meeting.