Convener: The Early Success Coalition
The purpose of the Kindergarten Readiness CAN is to take advantage of the resources available and the work in which members are engaged to improve the rates of kindergarten readiness for Shelby County’s children as measured by district benchmark early reading assessments. Members will make progress through collaboration and transparent communication about their successes and failures.
Given the nature of the work being conducted by CAN members, the groups needs to focus on three areas at once. Those members working with Pre-K students will be in the best position to have a short-term impact on kindergarten readiness, but members working with pregnant women and infants 0-2 will have to develop a set of goals and strategies as well.