Many parents assume education starts at kindergarten, but it needs to start long before. Children in West Georgia reach kindergarten with vastly different experiences—some completely ready to learn and others without exposure to basic ideas such as colors, shapes, and letters.
If a child is ready for kindergarten, they’re much more likely to read on grade level by third grade. And children reading on grade level by third grade are more likely to graduate high school.
Local organizations, government, and childcare providers are collaborating to ensure every child in West Georgia has the opportunity to reach their full potential from birth through pre-kindergarten.
Spreading awareness to all families of the importance of early learning.
Connecting families with early learning opportunities in our community.
Supporting quality improvement among community organizations, government, and childcare providers.
Promoting the increase in quantity and quality of early learning opportunities in West Georgia.
Local partners and United Way are working to bring early childhood education to the forefront of community leaders’ and parent’s minds.
United Way of West Georgia is leading the community effort to spread awareness and improve and expand access to high-quality early childhood education through partnerships with community organizations, government, and childcare centers.
Magnolia Society, the Women’s Leadership Council of United Way West Georgia, brings together a diverse group of women that is taking action to support early learning programs for school readiness by increasing local awareness and raising funds.