Jan 29, 2013 8:48 AM by AP

Group prepares children for school

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A new community coalition focused on the education of Lafayette's youngest minds recently began its work of improving child care to ensure more children are ready for kindergarten.

Patti Endsley, who co-chairs the coalition, says the early childhood coalition was organized late last year using as a guide 2012 legislation that outlines early childhood education reforms.

The coalition plays a role as educator, dispelling the misconception that "learning" begins when students start school and reaching out to parents and child care providers about what children need to know and experience to be prepared for school.

The state's early childhood education reforms, known as Act 3, involves providing parents with information about a child care center's performance and ability to prepare children for school.


Information from: The Advocate,




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