Improving School Readiness and Success for Children
The first 5 years of life are a critical foundation for children’s early learning and lifelong development. A recent article by SEDL’s Southeast Comprehensive Center reviews the significance of school readiness and factors that help young learners prepare for school. School readiness consists of three components:
- a child’s readiness for school,
- schools’ readiness to support the learning and development of every child, and
- family and community supports and services that contribute to children’s readiness.
Studies also indicate that school readiness is a multifaceted issue that requires ongoing support at the local, state, and federal levels. This support includes high-quality preschool and readiness programs, professional development for the early childhood workforce, alignment of early learning guidelines and standards with content standards, coordinated early childhood data systems, and other efforts targeted to address the needs of young children and their families.
Read the entire article.