We’re glad you’re here! Let iTRAILS help you make the most of your child’s Pre-K year and let’s get ready for Kindergarten together!
iTRAILS is a resource for families and educators to assist in preparing children for success in Kindergarten. iTRAILS’ lessons and strategies incorporate Tennessee Early Learning Developmental Standards. iTRAILS does not take the place of enrolling in a high quality Pre-Kindergarten program where the development of the whole child can occur using a comprehensive, research-based curriculum.
Our vision is that iTRAILS.org will be of assistance to community centers, stay-at-home parents, home school programs, childcare providers and home bound students, while also providing valuable supplemental information to those enrolled in a Pre-K program.
iTRAILS = Teaching Readiness to All Integrating Lessons and Strategies
The Alignment Nashville Pre-Kindergarten Committee
iTRAILS.org is a product of the Alignment Nashville Pre-Kindergarten Committee. The Committee brings together Metro Nashville Public Schools, Head Start-Metro Action Commission, and multiple Metro Nashville agencies and non-profit organizations serving young children to ensure that all of Nashville’s children will be ready for Kindergarten. The committee uses Pre-K standards to ensure consistent content and quality of programs for every child, and they work to equip parents and early childhood educators to prepare their children for success in kindergarten and beyond. The Pre-K Committee also functions as the Advisory Council for the State of Tennessee’s Pre-Kindergarten program as required of local systems by the state legislature.
Pre-Kindergarten Committee Vision: ALL CHILDREN ARE READY FOR KINDERGARTEN
Phyllis Phillips, Chair / Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools
Flo Kidd, Co-Chair / Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools
Pam Matthews, Vice Chair / Head Start, Metro Action Commission
Elyse Adler / Nashville Public Library
Liz Atack / Nashville Public Library
Laura Bilbrey / Martha O’Bryan Center
Joann Brannon / MNPS School Board
Traci Bryant / Martha O’Bryan Center
Ashley Daugherty / Mayor’s Office of Children and Youth
Amy Davis / Nashville State Community College
Ted Dreier / Children’s Kindness Network
Debby Gould / Peabody Research Institute
Rena Hall / United Way of Metropolitan Nashville
Angela Jones / Centerstone Therapeutic Preschool Program
Amy Key / Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools
Melba Marcrum / McNeilly Center
Mamie McKenzie / Tennessee Voices for Children
Martha Ann Pilcher / Book ‘Em
Sheryl Rogers / Books from Birth
Jo Ann Scalf / Nashville Public Television
Colleen Thomas / Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools
Serena White / Tennessee’s Early Intervention System
Beth Younker / MNPS, St. Luke’s
Heather Chalos / Alignment Nashville
Thank you, committee members, for your hard work!