Appendix F: Leap Into Literacy Survey Instruments and Survey Results Print E-mail

Leap into Literacy Program Feedback 2015

Leap into Literacy surveys are distributed every year to Early Childhood Education sites taking part in the program. 15 surveys were received and analyzed in 2015. 19 surveys were received and analyzed in 2014, 15 surveys in 2013, 18 surveys in 2012 and in 2011, 15 surveys in 2010, 16 in 2009 and in 2008, and 11 surveys in 2007. Respondents overall gave very high praise for the program in all years.

Click here to see the Appendix F Leap Into Literacy Survey Instrument 2015.

1.  How helpful is it to have the bins of books delivered to your site?

 

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

Very helpful (5)

93.3%

94.7%

93.3%

100%

100%

93.4%

100%

100%

90.9%

Helpful (4)

6.7%

5.3%

6.7%

0

0

6.6%

0

0

9.1%

Somewhat helpful (3)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Not very helpful (2)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Not at all helpful (1)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Mean

4.93

4.95

4.93

5.0

5.0

4.93

5.0

5.0

4.9

2015 Comments:

  • Thank you!
  • We like the new books
  • I cannot express what a wonderful addition these books are to our class

 

2.  The themed bags are a positive addition to our curriculum

 

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

Very true (5)

66.7%

63.2%

66.7%

83.3%

72.2%

80%

87.5%

68.75%

81.8%

True (4)

26.7%

21.1%

26.7%

16.7%

22.2%

20%

12.5%

25.0%

18.2%

Somewhat true (3)

6.7%

15.8%

6.7%

0

5.6%

0

0

6.25%

0

Somewhat untrue (2)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Not at all true (1)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Mean

4.6

4.5

4.6

4.83

4.7

4.8

4.88

4.63

4.8

Comments 2015:

  • They are a good addition but I don’t use them enough
  • We have really enjoyed our Kindergarten theme bag as we prepare our children for their new journey
  • They are a quick and easy resource. Love them!

 

3.  The book bins and the bags have helped us to increase the amount of time we read to/with children at our site

 

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

Very true (5)

80%

63.2%

73.3%

72.2%

83.3%

73.3%

93.3%

68.75%

72.7%

True (4)

13.3%

26.3%

20%

16.7%

11.1%

26.7%

6.7%

31.25%

9.1%

Somewhat true (3)

6.7%

5.2%

6.7%

11.1%

5.6%

0

0

0

18.2%

Somewhat untrue (2)

0

5.2%

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Not at all true (1)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Mean

4.73

4.5

4.67

4.61

4.78

4.73

4.9

4.7

4.5

Comments 2015:

  • The books have increased the diversity of interests, subjects, and characters we can introduce to the children

 

4.  How helpful is the delivery person for this program?

 

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

Very helpful (5)

93.3%

89.5%

86.7%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

90.9%

Helpful (4)

6.7%

10.5%

13.3%

0

0

0

0

0

9.1%

Somewhat helpful (3)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Not very helpful (2)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Not at all helpful (1)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Mean

4.93

4.9

4.9

5.0

5.0

5.0

5.0

5.0

4.9

Comments 2015:

  • So nice
  • She works with us on our themes
  • She is easy to work with

 

5.  Does the length of time between deliveries (every other month) work for your site?
Yes: 100%

6.  Does the number of books (25/50/75) work well for your site?
Yes: 100%

7.  What has been the most important aspect of this program to the children and staff at your site?
2015 Comments:

  • New books on a regular basis! This stimulates reading between our students and staff
  • (Getting) Having books that are not on site, with a variety of subjects and age ranges
  • To have new books in our classroom that doesn’t wipe out our non-existent budget!
  • The variety adds to our literacy learning-big books, books on tape, themed books, Spanish books
  • The program allows for all children to be a part of the HCL which is something not all children in other places get to experience
  • Being able to have books that we don’t have in our classroom. It’s nice to have something new and different. Also, it introduces me to books that I may not necessarily have selected if given the chance
  • Keeps our children reading
  • Just nice to have a variety of books
  • To have different books to use in our daily curriculum
  • Access to wide variety of topics and culturally diverse materials
  • We use the books to teach the children book respect and also they are a beneficial addition to our theme units
  • The wonderful quality of books has made it possible to rotate a huge quantity of books in our reading area and science area
  • Being able to introduce new topics and language to the children
  • Having more books to chose from has been nice

8.  What can we do to make this a better program for you?
2015 Comments

  • Nothing J Thank you
  • Maybe more theme bags with puppets?
  • A suggestion: a form to pre-request books based on an upcoming theme in the classroom. Could be brought with the book bins and picked up when they are. Teachers would have to pre-plan, but that okay!
  • We just love the program
  • We love the leap into literacy program just the way it is! The children look forward to new deliveries. Thank you!
  • Nothing. You guys rock! I’m very fortunate to be part of such a wonderful program!
  • You’re doing wonderful
  • Sometimes would like to have theme bags to match time of year
  • Some season books/themes of books. I love the program. Thank you
  • Continue providing service J Thank you!
  • Do you have any eagle books? We are watching the Humboldt Bay eagle cam
  • The program has worked great for our program
  • Keep coming! Thank you!