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In Napa County, 23% of incoming kindergarteners are English language learners (ELLs) and 46% live in poverty. In our county-operated preschools, 78% are ELL and live in poverty. Although parents of these students are very concerned about their children’s education, the demands of simultaneously earning a living, often with multiple jobs, raising a family, and learning a new language themselves can make it nearly impossible for them to help their children be prepared for school.
In order for students to be able to be successful in school as they progress through the grade levels, preschool and kindergarten students need a good foundation in vocabulary skills. In fact, early literacy has been shown to be the single most important predictor of school success – if children are not reading at grade level by the end of third grade, they may never catch up. There are huge economic impacts as a result of closing the early achievement gap as well. For more information click here.
NapaLearns’ Digital Early Learning Initiative supports the five Napa County school districts and the County Office of Education, helping them implement preschool through 2nd grade online reading and math programs that include vocabulary development, multimedia storytelling, personalized learning through games and activities, and progress tracking.