All children in Southeastern Idaho will enter kindergarten ready to learn.
- Create a PR campaign to:
- Educate our community about the value of early learning
- Clearly define what Kindergarten Readiness means
- Improve quality in our local daycares and preschools
- Broaden involvement of parents and voices of color in our work
In March of 2020, the Early Learning Committee began the rollout of their first strategy. Target River Marketing developed a robust campaign that ran for 3 months and included a significant amount of data collection. They are now in the process of developing materials for phase 2 of the PR campaign which will begin in November 2020. Community feedback from the first phase included a need for easy access to additional free community resources that support families of young children.
The committee is using Fall 2020 to finalize SMART goals and develop a formalized action plan that will be used to plan the implementation of strategies.
In Spring 2019, United Way of Southeastern Idaho (UWSEI) was approached by our partners at Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children (IDAEYC) about applying for a grant to increase access to preschool in one of the communities in our region.
We partnered with the city of American Falls and facilitated a collaborative group of their community leaders to develop a plan to increase quality preschool seats by 30 for Fall 2020.
Through this tremendous partnership, an additional 74 seats were created! Learn more about the initiative.
American Falls Collaborative
|Kevin Bailey||United Way of Southeastern Idaho|
|Mindy Benedetti||Health West|
|Amanda Bowden||Portneuf District Library|
|Cathy Brey||School District #25 - Head Start|
|Tennille Call||REDI Eastern Idaho|
|Lori Craney||School District #25|
|Heather Kemp||Bannock Youth Foundation|
|Gretchen Kinghorn||School District #25|
|Teresa McKnight||REDI Eastern Idaho|
|Maria Munoz||Parents as Teachers - Southeastern Idaho Public Health|
|Felice Otero||United Way of Southeastern Idaho|
|Katherine Poulter||Marshall Public Library|
|Kathy Puckett||WIC - Southeastern Idaho Public Health|
|Sunny Shaw||Housing Alliance & Community Partnerships|
|Josh Sorenson||Representative Michael Simpson's Office|
|Kailey White||Housing Alliance & Community Parternships|
|Amy Wuest||United Way of Southeastern Idaho|