Research shows that aligned, quality PreK-3rd grade learning opportunities help kids achieve third-grade literacy—an important benchmark and a foundation for continued academic success. To make sure all kids stay on track to reach this key milestone, we must start strong and start early with PreK–3rd grade alignment, coordinating resources and curriculum across this critical continuum. Such alignment sustains and strengthens students’ gains and helps ensure that they stay on track to read well by third grade.
We all have a role to play in ensuring that young Minnesotans start strong. From parents to school principals, private early childhood education providers to district elementary teachers, everyone needs to be at the table to foster strong collaboration and planning.