Using Community Data to Support Kindergarten Readiness
Oakland has a great new data source -- the Early Development Instrument (EDI). This instrument gives us a way to explore, from a neighborhood level, children’s strengths and the challenges they face both pre-kindergarten and once they enter school.
Family separations and family detention are of grave concern to all of us who care about the safety, development, and health of young children. First 5 Alameda County recently adopted a resolution opposing the presidential administration’s “zero tolerance” policy.
Oakland Starting Smart and Strong is working to ensure that every adult in a child’s life has the tools they need to support that child’s development every day.
One of the steps we’ve recently taken towards this goal is to develop a shared framework to strengthen our city’s early childhood community hubs, known as Family Resource Centers (FRCs), that provide multiple services for families and informal caregivers in one location.