What is 8956?
8956.org is here to change the lives of every child under five years of age in Wichita County by ensuring each child is school ready when they enter kindergarten. If a child is not ready to learn in kindergarten, he/she is less likely to be reading on level by the end of 3rd grade. And, if a child is not reading on level by the end of 3rd grade, that child is considerably less likely to graduate high school. We are here to help. We pledge to provide parents, early childhood professionals, businesses and community leaders the resources you need to help in this fight. School readiness starts now! Watch the 8956.org PSA
Please take a few minutes and watch this video titled Why Early Investment Matters from the Heckman Equation website with Nobel Prize-winning University of Chicago Economics Professor James Heckman. Then take a moment and make a PLEDGE to stand United with us for Education!
School Readiness News
Texas Community Campaign for School Readiness highlights our local school readiness work on the Texas Early Learning Council’s Website!