Early Learning Communities: Getting Kids Ready for Kindergarten
Would you believe that 65% of 5 year olds from West Michigan are not ready for school when they start Kindergarten? First Steps and Grand Rapids Public Schools are working together to make sure that all young children are ready to start kindergarten. They are doing this through a comprehensive initiative called Early Learning Communities.
Through Play and Learn Groups, professional development, field trips, school transition teams, KinderCamp,and an Early Childhood Scholarship program, we are implementing this innovative approach to early childhood education that has already had a huge impact on children and their families in Kent County.
Check out this video to learn more about Early Learning Communities and how you can get involved!