Kindergarten literacy levels predict a child’s reading ability throughout their educational career.*
OUR GOAL: Increase kindergarten readiness of youth in Adams County through collective efforts of cross sector partners focused on eliminating barriers and investing in what works.
WHY KINDERGARTEN READINESS? With the overarching goal of ensuring that our children and youth become productive, contributing members of the workforce, the Youth Initiative is focused on increasing student achievement and the safety and well-being of children and youth in our community. To support this effort, the Youth Initiative has identified critical points along the cradle to career pipeline which will impact that goal. Kindergarten readiness is a critical milestone for young children.
Kindergarten readiness is crucial to a young person’s academic success. Take for instance the following…
HOW? While there is no formal Collaborative Action Network focusing on Kindergarten Readiness, there is a collective effort underway spearheaded by the Early Childhood Partnership of Adams County (ECPAC). The Youth Initiative is a participant in this effort. ECPAC brings together diverse Adams County partners in the areas of childhood education, health, mental health, and family support to help ensure that every child is ready for school. Learn more about this collaboration here.
* Data Source: “Cradle to Career Outcome Areas.” StriveTogether.