Infographic: The School Ready Child

February 28, 2013

How do children become ready for school? It starts at birth, with the support of parents and caregivers, when young children acquire the social and emotional skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary for success in school and life. Some young children face challenges (poverty, parental unemployment, low birth weight, depression in the family, abuse and neglect, etc.) that makes their development vulnerable.

We need public policies to focus on the healthy development of babies and toddlers as an essential part of preparing children for success.

With President Obama’s 2013 proposal focusing national, public attention on preparing young children for school, ZERO TO THREE is doing their part to share the story about social and emotional readiness and to be sure it is a vital part of the conversation. Here's their infographic, The School-Ready Child, which shares key points on this issue:

The School Ready Child

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