31 Preschoolers Learned Key Skills this Summer
This year’s Summer Shuffle program prepared 31 preschoolers for BVSD classrooms by teaching them literacy, numeracy and executive functioning skills.
We are dedicated to closing early onset achievement gaps by providing programming that boosts preschool enrollment and kindergarten readiness. Each summer, in collaboration with Boulder Housing Partners, our Summer Shuffle program brings summer literacy and numeracy instruction to low-income youth living in Boulder County public housing.
Parent and family engagement for children from birth through third grade is a critical part of our early childhood education work. We work with parents and caregivers through regular Family Nights to promote cultures of literacy at home and to support preschoolers’ social-emotional growth. This family engagement is a big part of our work boost preschool enrollment and improving kindergarten readiness.
We want to play a positive role in preparing as many children as we can for that all-important first year of formal schooling, both in terms of academic knowledge and skills as well as executive functioning abilities.