“In early childhood, children develop the linguistic, cognitive, social, and emotional building blocks for future development. In the first three years of a child’s life, more than 700 neural connections are created each second.”Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University
Why Start Early?
- A growing body of research on early childhood has shown that children begin learning before they are born.
- Social disparities contribute to children being behind when they start kindergarten.
- We know a student who is not reading by first grade and is not reading on grade level by 3rd grade is unlikely to catch up. This gap has a long reach, affecting graduation rates, future earnings and health outcomes.
- The good news is there are proven methods to help course correct so that ALL children have a path to success in school and life.
- But these interventions must begin well before kindergarten and be sustained.
EARLY LEARNING RESOURCES
Every Day Counts! Why regular attendance is so important for your kindergartener: