School Readiness

Preparing young children to enter school ready to succeed

The first three years of a child's life is a time of enormous social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth. Research indicates that nearly 90 percent of brain growth occurs during these early years, making it essential that all families have access to a coordinated system of resources that support healthy child development and education.

Robust community investment in children now can save higher taxpayer expenses in the future. By investing in early education for our youngest children, we can lay the foundation for their future success. This strong start will then positively impact other key issues in our community — increasing high school graduation rates and creating greater financial stability.

Initiatives

Born Learning 

Institute for Child Success

Funded Programs

Click here to see a list of School Readiness programs