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Ready Set Go Kindergarten Reinforces Early Childhood Education

Written by Merideth Bucher, Producer | Aug 3, 2018 4:00 AM




WITF's Ready Set Go Kindergarten

What to look for on Smart Talk, Friday, August 3, 2018:

Early formative childhood education is important for kids and their families. WITF and other community organizations believe that it is an imperative for businesses and communities, as well. 

Quality early childhood education has a measurable economic impact, which often starts as early as birth with accessible child care. Research shows that real learning is happening from birth, and what we do or don't do when children are very young can impact their time in school and beyond.

WITF remains committed to strengthening communities through our support of school districts, families and childcare centers. We recognize that transitions can be tricky. To help support families and children in the transition from preschool to kindergarten, WITF has partnered with community agencies and sponsors to create an annual event that provides families with useful information and gives the soon-to-be kindergartners a day full of fun and memories. 

Ready Set Go Kindergarten is a fun day of exploration for soon-to-be-kindergartners and a great way for families to connect to resources.

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WITF lobby set for Ready Set Go Kindergarten

Organizations like Child Care Consultants, Inc. (CCC), and The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC) commit their resources to promoting early education and supporting families, as well.

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Debbie Riek, Christy Renjilian, Janice Black and Jennifer Doyle

Joining Smart Talk on Friday are Janice Black, TFEC President and CEO, and Jennifer Doyle, TFEC VP of Development and Community Investment. Also in the studio is Christy Renjilian, CCC Executive Director, and the WITF Education Coordinator Debbie Riek.



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