Kindergarten Readiness - Our Work

Our Work

In September 2015, the Kindergarten Readiness Network discussed two potential catalytic projects to help increase Kindergarten Readiness.

Voucher Expansion - Proposed expansion of the childcare voucher system to increasing access to quality childcare for moderate and low income families.

Early Childhood Resource Hub - A comprehensive resource hub to provide information, training and navigation services to families, childcare providers and others involved in the supporting the development of young children.

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​Kindergarten Readiness 

Resource Hub Catalytic Project

In March and April of 2016, Trident United Way conducted focused groups and surveys with Child Care Directors and low-income mothers to vet the need and relevance of proposed catalytic projects. Synthesis of qualitative and quantitative data and found that parents, practitioners, and community-based organization feedback supported the need and desire for a comprehensive Kindergarten Readiness Resource Hub.

        In May 2016, the Kindergarten Readiness Network approved of the Resource Hub Project.

Target Service Population

  • Tricounty parents with children from birth to 5 years

  • Tricounty Kindergarten Readiness Community-Based Organizations

  • Tricounty Practitioners (e.g. Child Care Directors/teachers and Pediatricians)