About this Study

Jacksonville Community Council Inc. (JCCI) is completing its latest community inquiry, Children 1-2-3: Early Learning for Future Success. This community engagement process has been examining the question, "How can Jacksonville best foster early learning success for children from birth to age 3 in our community?" Over the course of the process (October 2011 through April 2012), the meeting schedule, meeting summaries, key handouts and relevant articles have all been posted here. To find out more, please email tonia@jcci.org.

Monday, January 23, 2012

No time to cut back: Funding early education now will pay off later

The Educators' Task Force in Battle Creek Michigan recognized a year ago that preparing the community's children for academic success required a whole child, whole community approach.

"The Battle Creek Educators' Task Force launched its whole child initiative a little more than a year ago, seeking to bring together multiple resources to better prepare children to succeed in school. It is a long-term effort designed to supplement early education programs by addressing non-school factors such as health and family needs. It has the potential to significantly affect our community's future by helping families embrace the importance of education and encourage their children to take full advantage of academic opportunities." Read the rest of this article.

For more information about the Battle Creek Initiative visit the Task Force Web Page.

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