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Why this goal is important

Kids who are not ready for kindergarten start off as much as two years behind their peers who’ve benefited from high-quality early learning opportunities. Many of these kids never catch up, they eventually drop out of school, and they have a hard time succeeding in life.

In Minnesota, half of kids arrive at kindergarten unprepared. In 2013 in Red Wing, 19% or 39 of our kids are assessed not ready for kindergarten. It’s critically important that we focus our collective energies on ensuring our children are prepared to succeed when they take this first step in their education.

What our Goal 1 Team is working on now:

  • Supporting the early child care providers and educators in becoming star-rated under Parent Aware (www.parentaware.org), a process which documents practices that best prepares children for kindergarten.
  • Partnering with the early child care providers and educators in helping children successfully transition into kindergarten.
  • Increasing participation in Kindergarten Boot Camp.

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