Practice Guide

Research shows that children’s failure in school is due in part to gaps in school readiness. This discussion guide outlines ways to support nonprofits that provide early childhood education programs and services – especially those that focus on school readiness and transitions to kindergarten. This help better prepares children for success in school and helps eliminate disparities. 

July 5, 2008

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    How to improve the lives of vulnerable children.

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    Key elements that comprise a child's school readiness.

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    Barriers children face in being prepared for, transitioning to, kindergarten.

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    Questions that funders should ask to address barriers to school readiness.

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    How funders can support early childhood education programs and services.

Key Takeaway

Preparing Kindergartners to Learn

Failure in school is due in part to gaps in school readiness before children transition to kindergarten. Investing in nonprofits that provide early childhood education programs and services can prepare children for success in school, and life. At the same time, funders can help address economic, racial and ethnic disparities, as well as access to quality child care, health care and education.

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