CLI Engage is a comprehensive professional development, and quality improvement platform for early care and education programs in Texas.
Age(s): Infant, Toddler, Preschool, School-age
Since 2003, the Children’s Learning Institute (CLI) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston) has been implementing and studying large-scale interventions in early education. In 2014, in partnership with the Texas Education Agency, CLI created a cost-effective, digital delivery system that could disseminate early childhood program improvement tools, originally developed for Texas, across the state. Learn more about the research behind the Texas School Ready program and its tools hosted on CLI Engage.
When designing CLI Engage, we believed it essential to retain what we know from research is effective in program improvement models.
Our vision–to not only collect data but to interweave its stories with direct connections to practical tools–yields highly targeted support for improving the quality of educational experiences across the widest variety of early learning settings. CLI Engage supports many forms of digital tools and resources, continually updated and enhanced to support more early learning programs, teachers, specialists, and families.
For nearly 15 years, the Children’s Learning Institute has managed the implementation and ongoing enhancement of the Texas School Ready Project (TSR) —a data-driven, comprehensive professional development and child progress monitoring program aimed at increasing school readiness skills in students.
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