Kindergarten Readiness

Our Goal

Every child is prepared for kindergarten.
 

WHY IT MATTERS

Early childhood experiences are crucial to shape a child's health and behavior across a lifetime – nurturing, high-quality experiences matter. However, one out of every five children in DC is starting school with vulnerabilities in one or more areas that are are critical to his or her healthy development. And while a large body of evidence shows that children who enter kindergarten behind their peers are likely to remain lagging throughout their education, DC currently has no universally agreed-upon way to measure kindergarten readiness. Once a measure is determined, Raise DC aims to increase the percentage of children entering kindergarten ready to learn.
 

IndiCators Tied To This Goal

  • Percentage of children entering kindergarten meeting expected benchmarks in multiple domains
     

OUR WORK TOWARD THIS GOAL