When Washington state first created its Early Learning and Development Benchmarks in 2005 to outline what children know and are able to do at different stages of their development, there was concern from a number of communities, particularly communities of color, that they weren’t represented in the process or the results.
Strengthen efforts to narrow the achievement gap of American Indian children at kindergarten entry and improve student achievement in reading and math through third grade in select Bureau of Indian Education schools in New Mexico by enabling the organization to meet the matching fund requirements of the Investing in Innovation federal grant program
Strengthen early learning outcomes of vulnerable South King County, Wash., children by developing leadership and building capacity of families, schools and communities to work together to promote success
Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity is a web-based, one-stop resource examining poverty’s connection to a host of issues like health, education, jobs, criminal justice, housing, transportation and more.
Instructor Bertha Gachupin helps student Brayden, age 5, with a class assignment at Walatowa Head Start. Eight instructors teach 68 students in the program, which complies with Head Start’s national standards.
Culturally inspired student artwork is displayed at Walatowa Head Start, a nationally-recognized preschool on the Jemez Pueblo. The tribal community is located an hour northwest of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Ready for School collaborates with community organizations, school districts and other stakeholders to engage and inform parents about early childhood education and to expand early learning opportunities.