Trident United Way leading the way through collective impact
As the convener for our region’s first Kindergarten Readiness Network, and in partnership with the Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative (TCCC), Trident United Way (TUW) is positioned to provide the infrastructure necessary to support hundreds of early learning organizations, providers, businesses, governments, community volunteers and others to collect data for 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.
KINDERGARTEN READINESS NETWORK MEMBERS
- Convening Partner: Trident United Way
- Primary Contacts: Amanda Lawrence, Trident United Way email@example.com
- LaTisha Vaughn-Brandon, TCCC’s Director of Networks and Community Engagement, LaTisha@TriCountyCradleToCareer.org
Guiding Team Members
- Bryan Buroughs, Institute for Child Success
- Crystal Campbell, Dorchester County First Steps
- Jame Farrell, Community Volunteer
- Kim Foxworth, Charleston County School District
- Kelsey Gilmore-Futeral, SC Department of Social Services
- Janice Key, Medical University of South Carolina
- Kyle Lahm, City of North Charleston
- Cathy Marino, Community Volunteer
- Adrienne Troy-Frazier, Berkeley County First Steps
- Herman Knopf, University of South Carolina
- Kelley White, College of Charleston
- James Ella Collins, Charleston County First Steps
- Karen Warren, Community Volunteer
A VISION FOR KINDERGARTEN READINESS NETWORK
- The Kindergarten Readiness Network has agreed upon the following vision to guide their efforts:
- Kindergarten Readiness involves children, families, early care and educational environments schools and communities.
- Families and caregivers encourage the physical, social and emotional, cognitive, and language development of children.
- Early Childhood practitioners partner with children and their families using evidence-based, child-centered, and developmentally and culturally appropriate curricula and practices.
- Communities create a system for access and support resources and institutions that will promote and support the development of the whole child.
- All are necessary so that all children will experience kindergarten success.