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 children with access to fewer opportunities 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.**
Birth to Five Illinois
New Harvard Study Reveals Lasting Benefits of Quality Early Childhood Education
Annie E Casey Foundation
National Education Association
Learning Policy Institute
Research Briefs on Proven Benefits of Early Childhood Interventions