11:00 AM - 1: 30 PM in the Exhibit Hall
NIGP is proud to assist the United Way of Greater Austin's service activities at this year’s Forum. Volunteers are needed to assemble Healthy Snack Kits to support The Center Project.
The first five years of a child’s life are a developmentally critical period when 90 percent of all brain development occurs. What happens in these early years has a lasting impact from kindergarten readiness to third-grade reading scores to high school graduation and beyond. Our community-wide Success By 6 School Readiness Action Plan identifies access to high-quality early care and education as a key strategy in ensuring all children in our community enter kindergarten happy, healthy and prepared to succeed in school and life. To achieve the goal of increasing the supply of high-quality care accessible for children from families with low income, United Way partners with a select group of early childhood education centers that strive to provide high-quality care, are dedicated to serving children at-risk and are open to innovation and leadership in the early childhood sector.Read about The Center Project