Transforming the Early Childhood Landscape in Onondaga County

A Vision for School Readiness for All Children

Kindergarten readiness doesn’t just happen; neuroscience research has found that a child’s earliest years, from birth to age three, play a critical role in the development of brain wiring that lays a foundation for all future learning.  This report combines research on early childhood development and best practice approaches to recommend 10 strategies to transform the child care landscape for Onondaga County’s youngest children to ensure that “all our children are healthy and thriving and are successful in school and life.”

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