Early learning Pt. 2 – Here are documents detailing the early learning challenge in the Wenatchee Valley
This provocative powerpoint describes in clear detail the challenge that we face and the opportunity we have as a community to bridge the opportunity gap. We can fix this in the Wenatchee Valley and throughout North Central Washington. The answer is in prevention rather than remediation once these kids get to school.
Together, we can find a way for these kids to be better prepared. It’s time to stop blaming the problem on the kids, their parents and the schools and start working together toward a solution. Get involved in the Early Learning Collaborative effort that is being launched by the Wenatchee and Eastmont school districts, along with the United Way and other partners.
Here’s the powerpoint.
And here’s an editorial written by Erich Bolz, the Wenatchee native who is head of special programs for the Richland School District about the progress being made in early learning there by using the collaborative approach. The guest editorial was published in the Tri-City Herald.
Here’s a link explaining the critical five numbers you need to know about the value of early learning:
Here’s an article about early childhood learning and the economy: