Blueprints Program Rating: Promising
A preschool program that builds cognitive skills and attitudes for school success by increasing opportunities for active learning. In the long term, it aims to prevent adolescent delinquency and school dropout among "high risk" children and improve their lives as adults.
Initial Training and Technical Assistance
There are three steps to implementing HighScope, each with training options. Initial on-site training averages $1,930 per participant for groups of more than 30.
Curriculum and Materials
Each of the implementation steps requires the purchase of materials for each classroom. The curriculum costs approximately $800 per classroom.
Other Start-Up Costs
Intervention Implementation Costs
Ongoing Curriculum and Materials
Estimated to be $500-$1,000 per classroom per year for consumables. Each student is evaluated using the HighScope Child Observation Record at an annual cost of $10.95-19.95 per student.
HighScope is implemented by the preschool teachers during the regular preschool day.
Other Implementation Costs
Implementation Support and Fidelity Monitoring Costs
Ongoing Training and Technical Assistance
Additional on-site workshops are available for teachers at a charge of $2,300 per day plus trainer travel. Technical assistance webinars are offered starting at $200 per hour.
Fidelity Monitoring and Evaluation
HighScope asks teachers to monitor fidelity by observing and rating practice using the Program Quality Assessment, which costs $8 per classroom per year.
Ongoing License Fees
Other Cost Considerations
Year One Cost Example
A preschool program with 10 teachers in five classrooms of 20 children could expect to incur the following Year 1 costs to implement the HighScope Preschool Curriculum:
For this program serving 100 children, the cost would be $295.50 per student in Year 1.