JEROME • Only one-fourth of Jerome kindergartners start school with the literacy skills they need. “Instead of being able to really address grade-level standards, we spend a lot of time getting kids up to grade level,” said Jerome School District curriculum director Janet Avery.
The National Children's Reading Foundation awarded Idaho AEYC with a grant to build early childhood literacy programs in South Central Idaho. The READY! For Kindergarten and READ Up programs will provide free workshops and resources for 200 low-income families with children up to age five. Read our press release.