Early Childhood Education Changes Lives

Research shows that children who have access to quality pre-kindergarten education are better prepared for school

Jeremiah Program’s approach to tackling poverty is unique, focusing on two generations: mothers and their children. This method is doubly effective with moms working on earning an associate or bachelor’s degree, and children working on kindergarten readiness.

Research shows that children with the opportunity for pre-kindergarten education are better prepared for school, have better peer relationships, and continue to thrive after kindergarten. Advocating for children to have quality, caring, early childhood education as their brains develop, means children are socially, emotionally, and educationally prepared for deeper learning and complex peer relationships in kindergarten and beyond.

Jeremiah Program’s on-site Child Development Centers (CDCs) are Parent Aware 4-Star Rated, meaning they demonstrate use of practices that best prepare children for kindergarten. Additionally, all teachers in the CDC are trained in a trauma-informed model of care, to best serve Jeremiah Program children. 

Patti Daily-Ruddy, CDC manager for JP’s St. Paul campus says, “We know the vast majority of brain development happens in the first five years. Quality early childhood education is key in determining future academic and life success. Jeremiah Program’s research-based and trauma-informed care provides the best possible start for our children.”