Universal Pre-K pilot program seeks to prepare all Jackson students for grade level learning
The Ready To Learn program will be made available to homeschooled children through child television programming and curriculum offered on the City of Jackson’s PEG Network. Additionally, the grant seeks to offer technical assistance for early childhood development centers to become certified universal pre-K facilities. Through the implementation and success of Ready To Learn, the City of Jackson hopes to expand the program with federal funding.
The Ready To Learn pilot program will undergo a two year development process with the first year dedicated to building data and coalitions of early childhood educators across the city. The second year will focus on implementing the pilot universal pre-K program at two early childhood development centers in Jackson.
The Universal Pre-K pilot program is funded by a $1.2M grant awarded to the City of Jackson by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.