Each year too many Michigan children enter kindergarten not ready to learn and succeed.
Some have previously unidentified issues related to:
For these children, not being ready for school becomes a life-long sentence of poor academic achievement, lower self esteem, diminished expectations and limited opportunity.
- Learning or Developmental
- Social and Emotional Well-Being
Our committee supports efforts to increase the number of children who enter school ready to succeed. Children of today represent the future workforce, community members and leaders.
High-quality child care and early education experiences are critical to every young child’s development. Research has clearly demonstrated that children’s early learning experiences determine their foundation for future learning and success. Children who have high-quality early childhood experiences, including support for health and social and emotional well-being, are more successful in later school years. They are also less likely to repeat a grade, are more likely to graduate high school, attend college, and become productive citizens.