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» Provider Improvement Processes
VPK Provider Improvement Process
requires the Office of Early Learning to adopt a minimum readiness rate that demonstrates a provider has delivered the VPK program satisfactorily. Providers who have a score below the minimum are required to submit an improvement plan. Rules
specify requirements for coalitions or school districts to approve an improvement plan for a VPK provider on probation.
Providers on probation are required to
Year 1—Submit an improvement plan for approval by the coalition or school district and implement the plan. The provider must select two target areas for improvement. The first target area is mandatory; providers must purchase and implement a
or complete the
DOE-Approved Staff Development Plan for Providers on Probation
Year 2—Remain on probation and submit a VPK Education Program Annual Probation Progress Report.
Year 3—Apply for and be granted a good cause exemption or be removed from the VPK program for five years.
Providers must complete all steps of the improvement process electronically on the readiness rate website.
Coalitions and school districts can review and track provider progress by logging into the secure area of the readiness rate
and navigating to the OEL administrator's home page.