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Milestone


Enter Kindergarten Ready to Succeed

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Milestone


Enter Kindergarten Ready to Succeed

Why is Entering Kindergarten ready to succeed a Milestone?

Quality early education gives children social, language, and numeracy skills they need; it prepares children, especially at-risk children, for school.
— Barnett and Yaroz

Quality early education — particularly preschool — can provide cognitive and social skills development critical to preparation for school and learning to read.

In addition, quality programs provide early screening and identification of developmental issues that without intervention can contribute to learning challenges throughout a child's life.

Preschool not only benefits the children who attend, but also the schools and communities in which they live. Preschool builds skills, boosts academic achievement, lowers costs for special education, makes children more likely to stay in school and graduate, reduces welfare costs, and in the long term saves our local economy about $11,400 per child (Rand).

When the System Doesn't Work

  • Children are not read to regularly.
  • Children are not able to attend preschool.

When the System Works

  • Children are read to regularly.
  • Children attend preschool.

The Data Story


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The Data Story