Improving School Readiness Outcomes

Lessons from Six Communities

Posted December 26, 2003
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
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This report describes six local government efforts to achieve improved school readiness for young children. Selected by early childhood experts, examples across five states — including two California counties — highlight some of the most effective and innovative approaches to address community needs around early childhood school readiness. 

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Locally Embedded Early Learning

Early learning systems that aim to achieve improved school readiness are most effective when they are locally embedded at the neighborhood level. In this way, early learning experiences and supports best meet the specific needs of young children and their families.