All children have the option to attend a quality Pre-K program. All children enter kindergarten ready to learn. Families understand the importance of and engage in local enrichment options to promote skill development and socialization for their young learners.
Increase the number of children who enter kindergarten ready to learn.
Learning happens everywhere a child goes, but parents, grandparents, and caregivers may not always know how to support that learning. We look forward to introducing a Born Learning Trail to the Acton-Boxborough Community in FY22. A series of signs activities promote engagement and skill development-- plus, they're a lot of fun! Stay tuned for more information.
Developed by educational researchers, Ready4K is an evidence-based family engagement curriculum delivered via text messages.
Each week, parents and caregivers receive fun facts and easy tips on how to promote their children’s development by building on existing family routines – like pointing out letters on the cereal box at breakfast, counting the number of steps as you walk to the car or bus, or making feeling faces in the mirror after you brush your teeth. In a series of randomized controlled trials, this approach has been shown to increase child development by 2 to 3 months over the course of a school year.
We hope to make this available for free to parents and caregivers in Acton and Boxborough starting in the fall of 2021.
This fall, we look forward to bringing together Early Childhood stakeholders to increase access to local resources, including Ready4K.