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An Estimated

46%

of kindergarteners ARE SCHOOL READY

Source: E3 Alliance
*In 2015, the  definition of population contained in Central Texas region was reduced marginally and the measure of school readiness was changed slightly.

 

Source: E3 Alliance
*In 2015, the definition of population contained in Central Texas region was reduced marginally and the measure of school readiness was changed slightly.

 

Data Source:  Tables B17001B, B17001D, B17001H, and B17001I,  2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

*Due to the small sample size of Asian children under age 5 , this estimate is to be used with caution.

 

Source: E3 Alliance
*In 2015, the definition of population contained in Central Texas region was reduced marginally and the measure of school readiness was changed slightly.

 

LOCAL EFFORTS

  • United Way for Greater Austin’s Success by 6 initiative has worked with over 30 organizations to develop a School Readiness Action Plan for Travis County.
  • Improving school readiness is one of four goals of the E3 Alliance Blueprint for Educational Change The Blueprint seeks to improve educational outcomes across the Central Texas region from pre-k through college with a collaborative process that engages parents, students, school personnel and members of the larger community.
  • Although the state of Texas currently funds only half day pre-kindergarten, some area school districts use their own funds to extend the program to a full-day for qualified children. Free Pre-K is offered to children who have limited English proficiency, are economically disadvantaged, have an active duty military parent, or are homeless.