Serving Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties in Central Pennsylvania.

School Readiness

Ready for School, Ready to Succeed Community Pilot Project

In September 2017, United Way and our community partners launched Ready for School, Ready to Succeed, a pilot project to prepare children academically and socially for kindergarten. The project employs early education liaisons. Their focus is through the lens of the school they work with to tailor approaches for school readiness. Research shows high-quality pre-K programs increase a child’s chances of succeeding in school.

As of October 1, 2019, Ready for School, Ready to Succeed has had the following results:

  • 2,728 individuals have participated in 438 workshops at our partner schools.
  • 175 children were enrolled in affordable preschool programs.
  • 268 students were registered for kindergarten for the 2019 school year because of this project.

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