Who hasn’t wondered at the mind of a preschooler as they marvel at the simplest things, making connections and eagerly learning about their world. Research has shown that most of the brain’s circuits are formed between the ages of 0 – 5. And while school may seem in the distant future for an infant or toddler, these first years are crucial in ensuring that children enter school eager and ready to learn.
School readiness means that each child enters school prepared to engage in and benefit from early learning experiences that best promote the child’s success. Families, early care and education providers, school staff, and community partners must work together to provide environments and developmental experiences that promote growth and learning from birth on.
The Grayson County Early Childhood Council is a community-wide partnership between schools, childcare providers and a mix of government and service agencies with a focus on readying our youngest citizens for success in school. The Council serves to increase awareness of the importance of school readiness and to provide early child care staff with access to quality local trainings.
Grayson County was recently awarded an early childhood education grant to provide ongoing training sessions to anyone who is involved in early childhood care and education. The first session will be held Saturday, January 26, 8 am – 2 pm at First Baptist Church in Leitchfield, and offer a total of six hours of training and credit. “Ages and Stages/Understanding Red Flag Behavior”, will be presented during a morning session and the afternoon will focus on promoting early literacy skills.
All materials and lunch will be provided for a nominal fee of $15. Registration forms are available at graysoncountyschools.com and the deadline to register is January 21. For more information email or call email@example.com or 270-287-0127.
The council is developing additional training sessions. As these are finalized, a schedule and information will be available at graysoncountyschoools.com.