Building Capacity to Develop Kindergarten-Ready Students – Mt. Vernon, IN
Many school districts in Indiana recognized that children were entering school with limited skills due to varying factors. Kindergarten and early elementary grades needed a common measurement of early childhood social and emotional learning, and development skills. In 2013, Mt. Vernon School District's Safe Schools/Healthy Students program administered over 400 kindergarten-readiness checklists to 40 early child-care providers and preschool programs in a three-county area.