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The Importance of Early Childhood Education


Did you know that nearly 52% of local children are not ready for kindergarten on day one? The first day of kindergarten is one both parent and child will never forget. But, how do you know if your child is ready to step foot inside a classroom on the first day? And what does it even mean to be truly ready? Taken from the Governor’s Task Force on Early Childhood Development and Education, School readiness is defined as “a child entering school ready to engage in and benefit from early learning experiences that best promote the child’s success.”


Is your Child Ready?

Children are constantly learning right from birth. Their early years are the foundation for growth and development and what they learn during those years depends on the experiences they have each and every day. This is our greatest challenge as caregivers as well as our greatest opportunity! But how can parents, grandparents and caregivers support early learning to ensure their child is prepared to enter kindergarten ready to succeed?

Step One: Let's find out how prepared your child is to begin school. CLICK HERE to get started! 

Step Two: Now, let's explore four easy ways that you can help make sure your child is ready on day one!



Let's log off Together!

Why is it important for kids to take a break from technology? (click below)

How do I limit screen time for my child? (click below)



Let's Read Together!

Why is it important to read with my child? (click below)

How can I help improve my child's reading, literacy, and communication skills? (click below)

Is my child ready to read? (click below)



Let's Count Together!

Why is it important to count with my child? (click below)

How can I help improve my child's math, counting, and number skills? (click below)

Is my child ready to count? (click below)



Let's Play Together!

Why is it important to play with my child? (click below)

How can I help prepare my child for success on Day One through play? (click below)

Is my child ready? (click below)

Step 3: Visit your local United Way Born Learning Academy. CLICK HERE to learn more. 


* Source Kentucky's Common Kindergarten Entry Screener, the BRIGANCE Early Childhood Kindergarten Screen III