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Success By Six: Early Learning, Lasting Success

Our Goal: Provide children with the core skills to succeed in school and ensure a healthy start

Four decades of research show us:

  • The human brain develops more rapidly between birth and age five than during any other subsequent period; the pace of this growth depends on children’s early interactions with families and caregivers
  • Exposure to rich language and verbal interactions creates the foundation for a child’s use and understanding of words, and increases reading success
  • Children who are not ready to read at kindergarten entry will most likely not be proficient by 3rd grade; and, if a child doesn’t meet this milestone, they face a substantially reduced likelihood of finishing high school
  • Best practice home visiting and quality early care and education programs are effective in preparing at-risk children for success – making them a smart investment in our community’s future

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