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Rotary Roundtable via Zoom – Jane Leach, Future Ready Columbus
February 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Rotary Roundtable – Jane Leach, Future Ready Columbus
Zoom link will be emailed to members in advance
By the time a child reaches the age of 5, 90% of their brain has developed, making the progression from birth to kindergarten the most significant time in their life. Early childhood development – positive and negative – directly affects how the brain develops, leaving a lasting impact on learning, behavior, and health.
In Franklin County, only 40% of our children are ready for kindergarten. Further, this low percentage of children ready for kindergarten negatively impacts not only the children’s lives, but our entire community. You can help change the trajectory of our children’s lives today and become part of the solution.
Future Ready Columbus, a nonprofit, collective impact, is leading the charge and has assembled a team of central Ohio community leaders and government officials, known as the Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC), to develop an equitable, action-oriented kindergarten readiness plan, Future Ready by 5.
Research demonstrates that four Kindergarten Readiness Drivers are crucial to a child’s ability to be ready for kindergarten: Health & Behavioral Health, Families & Communities, Education & Development Supports, and Public & Private Infrastructure. These four drivers come together as our early childhood system. In Franklin County, our system is broken, and we must fix it.
The February 9th round table will educate attendees on the solution and the community-wide request for insight on Future Ready by 5. The insights collected in this meeting will ensure your voice is included in this solution’s driven plan, Future Ready by 5, so more of OUR children are ready for kindergarten. To learn more, go to our website www.futurereadycolumbus.org.