NYC DOE

Our Impact

PLUS STUDENT PARENTS GRADUATE EACH YEAR
%
OF CHILDREN MEET OR EXCEED DEVELOPMENTAL MILESTONES
%
OF STUDENT PARENTS RATE LYFE FAVORABLY
AND ABOVE
HIGH-RANKING ITERS & ECERS SCORES
HIGH-QUALITY LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

As noted by the Environment Rating Scales Institute (ERSI), “LYFE programs are among the best in the United States as measured each year by their ITERS-R evaluations . . . Children who attend LYFE have the best chance for positive development in a wide range of domains, including language, cognition, social-emotional skills, as well as protection of their health and safety needs."

Each year, the LYFE program is evaluated by ERSI using the Infant-Toddler Environment Rating Scale, Revised Edition (ITERS-R) and Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale, Revised Edition (ECERS-R). LYFE classrooms continue to receive high scores on both scales, with overall program average scores above 5, indicating their delivery of high-quality programs to children and families across NYC.

POSITIVE LEARNING OUTCOMES

CHILDREN

The "majority of children attending LYFE are meeting or exceeding their widely held expectations", in every area of development and learning, as measured by Teaching Strategies’ Gold Assessment System.

STUDENT PARENTS

While the DOE's youngest learners are receiving the highest quality of early childhood education in LYFE, student parents are receiving high-quality academic and social-emotional support from LYFE to ensure their progress toward graduation. LYFE social workers relentlessly advocate and support student parent academic success.

During SY 16-17, there was an 11% increase in student parents earning 10 or more credits toward graduation.

SUCCESSFUL TRANSITIONS

Each year, on average, there are over 100 LYFE student parent graduates who are celebrated during the annual LYFE Graduate Recognition Ceremony. 

After graduation, LYFE student parent graduates are prepared to pursue postsecondary options at higher education institutions and/or to secure meaningful career opportunities.

HIGH-QUALITY PERFORMANCE FEEDBACK
92% of student parents rate the services they receive in LYFE as favorable -- from the quality of care their child receives to the guidance and support they receive daily from dedicated and highly-effective LYFE staff!
 
And LYFE staff feel the same! 91% of LYFE staff rate the quality of services provided to families, as well as the leadership and professional learning they are provided with to do the best job they can for families, as favorable!