Goal Area 1:

Every child enters kindergarten ready to succeed

Cradle to Career aspires that every Sonoma County child enters kindergarten ready to succeed, a predictor of academic achievement in the later grades. Optimal early childhood development, prenatal to age 5, is critical to school readiness, including early brain development, dental health, social emotional wellness, nurturing caregivers, and access to high quality early care and education. To achieve Goal 1, Cradle to Career leverages First 5 Sonoma County in their role as convener, funder, and capacity building agency supporting a broad network of early childhood providers and stakeholders.

READY 4-Year Report (2016-2019)

 Since 2013, the
READY project has conducted ongoing background research to support the pilot and scaling of a common kindergarten
readiness instrument in Sonoma County. 

First 5 Sonoma County Strategic Plan

First 5 Sonoma County is pleased to present the 2021-2025 Strategic Plan
to guide investments for the next four years.

Help Me Grow Framework

Expand and improve the system of developmental and social emotional screening and referral by implementing the national Help Me Grow framework in Sonoma County.

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