2011 School Readiness Reports
Our School Readiness evaluation (2011) of Alameda County children showed many promising results:
- Children who had formal preschool experience are the most ready for school
- Children who did not have formal preschool experience but participated in short-term First 5 Summer Pre-K programs show readiness skills comparable to those who had formal preschool experience
- Children who appear healthy and well also perform well in Kindergarten
- Leveraging opportunities to support parents in receiving information about child’s readiness and to support positive parenting attitudes can have positive effects on children’s readiness.