Action Team 1: Early Childhood Readiness and Success

Pre-K through 3rd Grade


Every young child is able to succeed.


The Erie region will be the leader in constantly increasing and improving children’s ability to succeed from birth through age 8, by improving pre-Kindergarten outcomes as measured by Kindergarten benchmarks and third grade reading level.

Accomplishments to Date:

  • Enhanced connections between school districts and early care providers
  • Created a common definition of "Kindergarten Readiness"
  • Developed a community-wide understanding of a set of skills and behaviors that reflect early childhood success by developing a "Kindergarten Readiness Checklist"
  • Developed a Parent Toolkit for Kindergarten Readiness (coming soon!)

Current Task (project) Teams:

  • Kindergarten Readiness Resources & Distribution
  • Kindergarten Registration
  • Kindergarten Transitions
  • Early Childhood Education Awareness Campaign
  • Erie's Future Fund
  • Literacy Supports (in progress)


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