Goal 2: Children are supported to enter school ready to succeed


  • Children arrive at Kindergarten with social-emotional, language, and cognitive skills that will support their success in school.
  • Families are supported as their child’s first and most important teachers.
  • Early care and education programs and providers are equipped to promote positive child development.
  • Children and families experience aligned instructional practices and seamless transitions from early learning programs to kindergarten.
  • Disparities in outcomes from children of color and from low-income families are reduced.