Goal: Every child enters kindergarten ready to learn.
United Way of Champaign County
A child who is kindergarten ready has met the Illinois Early Learning Standards, particularly the self-care, self-expression, inter-social and intra-social skills.
The team is represented by 28 entities and has 37 members. For a listing of the Kindergarten Readiness Team Members, click here.
Please help pass out the READY! for Kindergarten flyer to anyone who has a child 0-1, 3-4, or 4-5 years of age. READY!-flyer
The READY! for Kindergarten program, a pilot program from the Kindergarten Readiness goal team, launched this year’s program on Saturday October 15.
*Over 100 people attended the event at Booker T. Washington Stem Academy in Champaign
*We had over 45 families participate.
*Over 30 AVID and Interact High School students from Champaign Central High School offered their services in Child Care to support the families attending.
*We have expanded workshops to include families with 4 – 5 year old’s, 3 – 4 year old’s, and birth – 1 year old’s.
*Families can join a Facebook Group according to the year their child will graduate from High School. Age appropriate content on child development, READY! for Kindergarten reminders, and community events will be posted weekly.
- Demands on kindergarteners today are similar to what was expected of 1st graders a generation ago.
- A child not-kindergarten ready can impact the quality of education for the whole class.
- Starting behind can become the first domino to fall for the child and for the community, because the child is now:
25% more likely to not graduate from high school
40% more likely to become a teen parent
60% more likely not to get a post-HS credential
70% more likely to commit a crime as an adult
13 CUC2C partners directly involved; 800 volunteer hours
Read Committee Updates Here!