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The time has come to address the proverbial elephant in all of our living rooms as we acknowledge this reality: Nearly half of our Lincoln Parish youngsters showed up on the first day of kindergarten this fall without the skills they needed to learn to read (DIBELS benchmark data, Brigance Inventory of Early Development scores). Before their days in school had even begun, an obvious “achievement gap” already existed among our youngest students.

Between the years of one and three exists a unique opportunity to stimulate children’s language, cognitive, emotional and physical development.

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