As the convener for the Kindergarten Readiness Network, in partnership with Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative (TCCC), Trident United Way hosted informative presentations for the community and early education professionals around recovery, equitable and culturally responsive practices, and essential elements of high-quality early childhood education. The Network aims to impact systemic change in the areas of health, early education, family and community communication and access to resources needed to support Kindergarten readiness for our Tri-County children.
The Kindergarten Readiness Network supports hundreds of early learning organizations, providers, businesses, local governments, community volunteers and others to collect data that informs an ambitious common agenda, develop shared goals and milestones and identify and operationalize promising solutions. This move aims to improve academic and developmental outcomes for children from birth through age 5 by creating a cohesive and strategic plan in coordination with community, local and state stakeholders. There are currently 150 organizations working as part of the Kindergarten Readiness Network.