Tag Archives: Preschool

Suburban and Rural Poor Stranded by Poor Transportation

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AMHA partners to bring services
to Twinsburg community

Story by Lyndsey Schley

 

Pinewood gardens is an Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority Community in Twinsburg, OH. As the most northern AMHA community, the residents face different challenges than residents around the county.

The main challenge for the residents is transportation. Kellie Morehouse, Early Childhood Initiative Service Coordinator at AMHA, works with the residents at the community and said many of the families do not have cars, driver licenses or gas money. This problem affects many facets of the residents’ lives.

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Kindergarten Readiness

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Story by Lyndsey Schley

Preparing a child for a successful career starts even before they begin formal schooling. The first step the Summit Education Initiative, or SEI, has identified in their Cradle to career pipeline is Kindergarten Readiness.

SEI chairs a team that created strategies to increase Kindergarten Readiness. SEI Executive Director Derran Wimer said the team has been focusing on three strategies. These are expanding and filling the capacities of preschools, increasing communication between preschools and kindergartens and defining what it means to be ready for kindergarten.

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