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Start Strong: Address the Attendance Gap in the Early Grades
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 11:00:00 AM PDT - 12:30:00 PM PDT
Did you know that chronic absence affects one in 10 children in kindergarten and first grade nationwide? And that early childhood education can lay a foundation for better attendance in the years ahead? 

What happens when our very youngest learners miss so many opportunities to learn? Children who are chronically absent in kindergarten and first grade are much less likely to read proficiently by the end of third grade and are more likely to have poor attendance in later grades. 

Early childhood programs, schools and community partners can give young children a strong start. Our speakers will tell how they are using data, reaching out to families to offer support in overcoming common health challenges and developmental delays, and educating parents about the benefits of engaging programs and instruction in the early grades.

This September, as we celebrate Attendance Awareness Month, we have the opportunity help our youngest learners build the essential skill of showing up on time every day.

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