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Early Learning: The Hawai‘i P-3 Initiative
Early Childhood Education Sets the Foundation for Lifelong Learning
A child's early years are critical in establishing a strong foundation for education. The Hawai‘i P-3 Initiative, supported by a generous grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, establishes partnerships with early learning providers to promote a cohesive continuum of experiences from birth to age eight. Through the lessons learned by these partnerships, the P-3 Initiative is able to improve the alignment and integration of programs, strengthening the Hawai‘i P-20 educational pipeline.
GOAL: ALL OF HAWAI‘I'S CHILDREN WILL READ AT GRADE LEVEL BY 3RD GRADE
Every Child Should Have the Opportunity to Achieve
A core belief of Hawai‘i P-20 is that every child should have the opportunity to achieve and that the quality of life for Hawai‘i's residents depends on all children being successful. The Hawai‘i P-3 Initiative focuses on improving outcomes for vulnerable children including Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, and low-income children who perform persistently below their peers on standardized measures, including third grade reading.