New Orleans Zero to Eight Early Learning Workgroup
Agenda for Children has launched the New Orleans Zero to Eight Early Learning Workgroup to develop strategies to increase the number of New Orleans children who arrive at school ready to learn. As Louisiana continues to transform the way that early childhood education is governed, delivered and funded, the workgroup will work to highlight local and national best practices in early education. The workgroup will be made up of a cross-section of local early childhood education practitioners and stakeholders.
Together, workgroup members will:
- identify and promote best practices (locally and nationally) for ensuring school readiness and the seamless transitions from preschool to kindergarten classrooms;
- analyze the local early childhood sector; and
- produce a series of reports and policy recommendations based on the findings.
The group will also engage in advocacy in order to promote policies that will increase access to high-quality early care and education and ease the transition from child care classrooms to public school classrooms.
Catherine Robin serves as Agenda for Children’s Director of K-12 Initiatives and the New Orleans Zero to Eight Early Learning Workgroup. Catherine brings an extensive background in early childhood from her direct experience as an educator, Early Childhood Specialist, and most recently, as Program Manager for Total Community Action’s Head Start at Mahalia Jackson Center.Please visit this page in future months to learn about the progress and activities of the workgroup program. To reach Catherine Robin, please email her at email@example.com.