Early learning opportunities lead to student success

Kindergarten children sitting in a classroom

Over the past couple of weeks, the Idaho State Journal has published a couple of really powerful stories about how increased early learning opportunities are poised to change the life trajectory of low-income children in that community.

See how the United Way of Southeastern Idaho has created these opportunities in partnership with the American Falls School District and other local childcare/PreK providers in American Falls:
 

Preschool initiative sees success during first year of implementation

IDAHO STATE JOURNAL | AMERICAN FALLS — From bank employees to cashiers, many members of the American Falls community can be seen donning similar T-shirts every Wednesday that share a simple message on the front: Read Talk Play.

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Early learning opportunities lead to student success

IDAHO STATE JOURNAL | We have been able to double the number of students attending a quality preschool. We will continue to look at ways to increase the opportunity for more students, knowing this is one of the most important ways for us to prevent an achievement gap.

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