As leaders of a school district, the Superintendent is a key figure in a community’s strategy to improve school readiness. It is imperative then that schools take an active role in their community to reach out to and work with their community partners toward the shared goal of kindergarten readiness. The good news is that we have great examples, around the state, of school districts who are reaching out to the early childhood community and forging new and innovative strategies to improve outcomes for children.
Union County—School Readiness Partnership through the School Readiness Summit Quality Improvement Grant
Tiffany Jones, Union County Preschool Coordinator wrote, “Our event was a huge success. In years passed we typically average around 400 participants and 50 volunteers. With this grant we were not only able to get resources to our regular attendees but the participation rate increased to 603 participants with 86 volunteers. We could not be more thrilled with the outcome from the grant.”