Navigators Kayla Wolff and Liliana Trinidad Ramos

One of the primary goals of Northfield Promise is to make sure that all children are ready for kindergarten. In 2017, 66% of Northfield children from low-income households were ready for kindergarten in reading, compared to 90% of children from higher-income households. A group of local early childhood professionals determined two strategies to address this gap:

  1. increase the number of children who attend high-quality early learning programs; and
  2. increase the number of children who complete early childhood screening at age 3.5.

Families whose first language is not English and those from low-income households report finding it especially difficult to access high-quality early childhood experiences, such as preschool.  Learn more about how the Early Childhood Navigators are working to change that. >>