CPP Online Handbook: Individual Learning Plans
The process for developing an ILP should respect the fact that
families are a
child’s first and most influential teachers. Effective ILP’s provide
families opportunities to inform programs about their children’s
needs and interests.
The ILP also serves as a tool to help strengthen a family’s ability to support their children and reinforce the learning that occurs outside the home. Parent education and support is an important component of the Colorado Preschool Program.
By authentically engaging parents in developing and implementing
a plan to support their child, programs set a pattern of involvement
and support for families which can be followed as their children
enter the primary grades and continue learning.
Results Matter assessment system that is chosen by the early
childhood program will definitely inform the largest part of the
Individual Learning Plan.
Programs should begin developing the ILP based on information gathered in the developmental screening, as well as the first conversations with families regarding the needs of their children.
An ILP should also consider strategies for supporting children and their families in the transition process both into the program and also onto the next program or grade level.
What are examples of the various pieces that an ILP file might include?
Screening results from a developmental, social emotional, hearing and vision screening
Preschool goals that are important to the family
“An All About Me Form” completed by a family member
Notes from the home visit conversation
Observation notes gathered for the Results Matter system
Information gathered during daily conversations with family members
Family thoughts shared during parent-teacher conferences
Transition suggestions for children new to the program and for those planning to exit the program
Pictures of the child and work samples collected throughout the year