School Readiness Strategies

Improving School Readiness: Key Strategies for Success

  • Community-wide messaging to raise awareness about the importance of early literacy, social-emotional-cognitive skills, and the health determinants of early school success

  • Practices, programs, and policies that equip parents, caregivers, and providers with the information, tools, and supports needed to take action on early literacy, social-emotional-cognitive development, and the health determinants of early school success

  • Universal screening and ongoing assessments that focus on early identification and treatment of developmental delays, vision and hearing impairments, and other physical and behavioral health challenges.

  • Cross-sector coordination and partnerships that result in shared ownership for supporting parent success and joint accountability for making measurable progress on student outcomes.

A strategy describes actions that are likely to achieve a target and improve results. These strategies reflect that best thinking about what works and include contributions from many Campaign partners. They don’t include specific implementation ideas.

We invite you to share your readiness work in the Blog or Discussion Forum!