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Mission and Strategic Plan

The Department of Early Childhood works to ensure that all children have opportunity and access to a high-quality start to their education. We do this through curriculum, coaching, and professional development, backed by research and continuous improvement from pre-kindergarten through second grade (P-2). We call this approach Focus on Early Learning. See our strategic plan below, or download a brief overview of our current initiatives.

Our mission is to ensure that principals, teachers, paraprofessionals and school support have the knowledge, skills and resources they need to provide a high quality early education experience for all children P-2.

Our expectation is that all children will become internally driven and self-motivated learners. They will be able to read, write, and communicate effectively by the third grade.