Getting Ready

Findings From the National School Readiness Indicators Initiative

Report

…This report tells the story of the National School Readiness Indicators Initiative, a 17-state ... effort that produced a master list of critical school readiness measures. It also shares what ... Why school readiness is important. ... An introduction to the National School Readiness Indicators Initiative.

February 3, 2005

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Many Things We Need Can Wait: The Child Cannot

Baltimore's Five-Year Action Plan for Achieving School Readiness

Report

…for achieving seven goals aimed at improving school readiness for the children of Baltimore, Maryland. ... How school readiness benefits children, families and communities. ... The current efforts to improve school readiness. ... What goals have been set to help improve school readiness in Baltimore City.

March 1, 2005

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Improving School Readiness Outcomes

Lessons from Six Communities

Report

…This report describes six local government efforts to achieve improved school readiness for young ... around early childhood school readiness.  ... A summary of six government efforts to develop early learning systems that achieve school readiness. ... A summary of common themes among well-developed initiatives to achieve school readiness for young

December 25, 2003

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Using Data to Promote Collaboration in Local School Readiness Systems

Report

…to explore approaches to strengthening local school readiness systems (Atlanta, Chattanooga, Cleveland ... ) to explore approaches to strengthening local school readiness systems. ... Local Organizations, School Readiness Brief and Plans for Next Steps). ... learned in implementing school readiness programs.

January 1, 2008

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Race Matters: Unequal Opportunities for School Readiness

Brief

…Because of poverty, more children of color enter school without sufficient readiness for success ... . This 2006 fact sheet brings awareness to the racial inequity of school readiness, shows the consequences ... What barriers prevent kids of color from being ready for school. ... Early school success depends on good health, exposure to reading and social interaction as well

January 1, 2006

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Families as Primary Partners in their Child’s Development and School Readiness

Report

…The math is simple: Informed, engaged parents = enhanced school readiness for children ... This tool kit aims to help communities partner with parents to enhance child development and school ... readiness. Its two-part approach involves: 1) developing parents as their child’s first teacher; and 2 ... Five areas determine if young children are ready for school: 1) social/emotional development

December 28, 2004

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School Readiness, Full-Day Kindergarten, and Student Achievement

An Empirical Investigation

Report

Using data from Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998–1999, this report examines the relationship between a child's preparedness for kindergarten and their achievements in math and reading through grade 5, and whether program components like full-day kindergarten help or hinder development of academic and non-academic skills.

January 1, 2006

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