Early Childhood Matters – City of Fort Worth

Contact: Kathy Livingston

Mentor: Liz McCarthy

This project group will help the City of Fort Worth devise and implement communication strategies and parent engagement strategies to inform parents of children 0-5 about what young children need in order to be successful.

Children of all socioeconomic groups are enrolling in kindergarten not prepared to be successful in school. Many are lagging behind others in the social, emotional and thinking skills needed to handle kindergarten work. Early childhood success predicts later school success; school success predicts the quality of the workforce. With American workers increasingly competing globally for jobs, we need to ensure that our children start out right.