We help children develop the age-appropriate social, emotional and intellectual skills needed to begin school ready to learn.
Early learning and healthy development lessen achievement gaps for low-income children before they enter kindergarten and provide the foundation for future success in life.
*Data based on Waukegan Public School District #60
**Results from 2018 Kindergarten Readiness Assessment
In 2006, only 6% of children had the skills needed to be successful in kindergarten.*
United Way of Lake County offers free training and material for parents to become their child's first teacher.
57% of children in Waukegan are ready for kindergarten and that number continues to grow.**
New Harvard Study Reveals Lasting Benefits of Quality Early Childhood Education
Voices for Illinois Children
Annie E Casey Foundation
Ounce of Prevention
National Education Association
Learning Policy Institute
Research Briefs on Proven Benefits of Early Childhood Interventions