Thrive in 5 is partnering with local organization to implement the following strategies:
Ensure young children will be ready for sustained school success.
School readiness is more than knowing your ABCs and colors. The more we learn about brain development, the more we understand the complex network of skills, relationships and environments that prepare children for success in school and beyond.
At the individual level, a child who is ready for school is one who:
+ interacts positively with other children and adults,
+ is curious and loves learning new things,
+ can focus and pay attention to an adult, another child, books and tasks,
+ is generally happy and can manage his or her emotions, and
+ has age appropriate language, cognitive and physical skills.
This definition encompasses the five domains of development widely recognized in the early childhood field – language and literacy; social and emotional development; cognition and general knowledge; approaches to learning; and physical well begin and motor development.