Early Childhood Assessments: Focus on the Child
From the overview: "In laying the foundation for success in school and beyond, birth through age 8 are the most critical years in a child’s development. Ensuring young children have access to high-quality early learning environments, regardless of race, income, or geography, provides many proven individual and societal benefits. Helios Education Foundation (Helios) is committed to strengthening early childhood systems to promote language acquisition and emergent literacy for children, birth through age 8, to help ensure more children in Arizona and Florida enter kindergarten prepared to succeed, which we believe lays the foundation for them to read proficiently by the end of third grade...The following is the first in a set of education briefs focused on early childhood assessments. The brief describes how states can make continued efforts toward ensuring children enter kindergarten ready to succeed and on track to read at grade level by the end of third grade..."
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