early childhood learning network
Engaged communities are at the heart of student success. We are building a community of supporting adults who want to share responsibility in fostering the success of every child.
“The more hands and hearts that wrap around our children, the better prepared this generation will be to take on not only kindergarten, but the world as a whole. A solid early learning experience fosters a solid foundation for students that allows for lifelong learning.”
— Holly Magee
Principal, C.A. Weis Community Partnership School
Partnering for preschoolers at C.A. Weis Community School
In June 2018, Achieve Escambia entered into an agreement to house our place-based partnerships in early learning and early child development at C. A. Weis Community Partnership School. A community school has extended services, extended hours and deep relationships. It is a “swinging door” to the community whose success depends on long- term partnerships and innovative approaches to social-emotional learning and enrichment.
Our partnership with C.A. Weis will focus on building a community-based model to improve kindergarten readiness that can be replicated in other struggling neighborhoods. By investing in children through support of the 3-year-old preschool program at C.A. Weis, Achieve Escambia will learn about the factors influencing outcomes in the neighborhood surrounding our community school. High quality early education is the foundation for a strong economy tomorrow. Quality learning environments (whether at home with supportive and nurturing families or in classroom settings) significantly improve kindergarten readiness, 3rd-grade reading, high school graduation, postsecondary education and workforce readiness.
We envision a community where high-quality early learning environments are available to all children. This is collective impact at work.
BETTER TOGETHER GOALS
Change starts with relationships. Our site-based work will foster a learning exchange between early learning and kindergarten educators. Cross-pollination will take root, and the key practices that emerge will inform systemic change not just in our target community but ultimately across Escambia County.