Kindergarten readiness


Children who enter kindergarten ready to learn are more likely to achieve positive academic outcomes through elementary and middle school, graduate from high school, continue on to post-secondary education, and experience better long-term economic outcomes.

Kindergarten readiness can be improved with education and health strategies but is heavily influenced by family stability and community supportiveness.

Evidence-based strategies

Supervision, curricula, programming, and healthy learning environments for children ages 0-5
Early childhood
Helping young children develop a wide range of skills to prepare for kindergarten
Early childhood
Initiatives to train, recruit, and retain educators and caregivers to deliver evidence-based child care and early education programming
Early childhood Post-secondary education and workforce development
Ensuring that existing affordable homes and rental units remain safe, healthy, and high-quality
Housing and community development Health and well-being
Increasing access to high-quality health care and education for new and expecting families
Health and well-being Early childhood