Fifteen in 5 Fellow for Early Childhood Development
Early Childhood Development Initiative
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Aims of the Fellowship
To work with the Fifteen in Five Early Childhood Initiative Project for the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation and the Cedar Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce. The goal of this initiative is to make learning available for all children who are under the age of four. The initiative intends on developing information packets and providing scholarships for families who are living in poverty, thus allowing children who live in poverty to have similar educational opportunities as children who come from a financially stable household. In addition to the previous goal, the initiative also set a goal to prepare all children in Linn County to be “kindergarten ready”. In order for children to be “kindergarten ready,” the initiative needed to find out what educational system was currently implemented in these school districts. This is where my research comes in to play.
Gayle Luck, Education