By using evidenced-based best practices and a collective impact approach, the Ready for K Alliance will lead the charge in proving that we can influence the success of our children in the earliest years of their lives; that we all have an important role in this influence; and that we are all equipped to participate in this success. The result of these efforts will be increased educational attainment that improves the odds for our children and, ultimately, leads to a more successful community as a whole.
In 2015-2016, 53% of children in Jefferson County Public Schools entered Kindergarten underprepared. This resulted in Jefferson County ranking 89th out of 173 Kentucky school districts for Kindergarten Readiness. A child who is not prepared to learn in Kindergarten faces an uphill battle through their education process.
Goals for 2020
Below are the priority zip codes where data capacity and opportunity highlight the need for increased community support and action. These zip codes include but are not limited to: