The First 5 Lex marketing campaign will give attention to boosting studying through the earliest years of a college student’s life – earlier than they even set foot in kindergarten. The rationale: Fayette County Superintendent Demetrius Liggins says fewer than half of the scholars coming into the system aren’t ready.
“In a 2021-22, simply final 12 months, we had the bottom scores ever on kindergarten readiness.”
Fayette Superintendent Demetrus Liggins
These scores: simply 41% had been ranked as kindergarten prepared. And that features metrics starting from communication to social-emotional to motor abilities.
In a try and treatment that, the district is increasing its early childhood outreach, including Dolly Parton’s well-known Creativeness Library program, which mails free, high-quality books to youngsters no matter their earnings, and a set of two cellular school rooms supposed to actually take studying out into the group.
“We’re calling these school rooms on wheels,” Liggins defined. “These buses will take preschool enjoyable and curriculum into Lexington neighborhoods, full with fully-licensed employees members who will learn, discuss, and play with our college students, in addition, to educating households and caregivers the way to do it.”
Liggins quoted analysis saying 90% of a kid’s mind growth takes place within the first 5 years of life — making it a very essential time to get the constructing blocks for studying in place.