UNITED WE PREPARE CHILDREN TO ENTER
SCHOOL READY TO SUCCEED.
A child's early years, from birth until school age, are a unique period of growth and development—learning to walk and talk, beginning to think independently, understanding how to communicate, and learning about other people and emotions. All of these are critical early learning skills that build a foundation for successful future learning. Children learn best when they are engaged in loving, nurturing relationships, and their primary learning occurs through everyday experiences. Whether children are at home, with relatives or friends, or in child care, the quality of early experiences is key to later school success.
WHY IT MATTERS
- 4,500+ children ages 0-5 in the Chippewa Valley live in households that struggle to make ends meet (at or below the ALICE Threshold).
- 48% of children coming from low-income homes are ready for school (less than half)!
WHAT WE WILL ACHIEVE
Children in the Chippewa Valley will enter school ready to succeed.
Children and families are supported right in their homes by an early childhood professional with a focus on healthy child development and empowering parents to be their child's most important teacher.
- The Home Visiting Council of the Greater Chippewa Valley offers a community of practice for professionals that provide home visiting for families with children 0-5 years of age in the greater Chippewa Valley. This is a place for networking and sharing information and resources.