Education
9:21 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Ypsilanti Community Schools Early Childhood Group Addresses Learning at Earliest Levels

The Ypsilanti Community Schools Early Childhood Advisory Committee is working on ways to improve education at the earliest levels, going as far as finding ways to give parents pre-natal help in making education choices. 

Early Childhood Advisory Committee addresses the Ypsilanti Community Schools Board of Education
Credit Bob Eccles

The committee presented a draft plan to the school board last night. 

Margy Long co-chairs the group.  She's also director of the Success by Six Great Start Collaborative.

Long says achievement gaps happen when every child isn't ready to learn by the time they enter kindergarten.

She says the Early Childhood Advisory Committee is trying to expand on what's been done in the area before. 

She says teachers can't do everything, so a Family Resource Center could help. 

The committee will make its formal report to the school board in early 2014.