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Arts in Kindergarten Readiness

Arts in Kindergarten readiness expands access to the arts to students ages 3 to 5 years attending Jefferson County Public School Head Start programs. This initiative utilizes the transformative power of the arts to enhance early childhood student academic and social-emotional development.

Research shows that integrating the arts into the early childhood educational experience has profound benefits on:

These benefits are even more profound for early childhood students from families with low-socioeconomic status—a population that Head Start programs serve.

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Kindergarten readiness made possible by GE and Lift-a-Life Foundation