Early Childhood Development

In 2014, the Youth Wellbeing Report Card (a City project) found that just one-third of Santa Monica children entering kindergarten were “very ready” to start school. As a result, the City and various community partners launched a “Building Blocks for Kindergarten” campaign to help children become kindergarten-ready. Community Corp. staff partner with a range of agencies and organizations to bring awareness to this campaign and its resources, which support infants, toddlers, parents and caregivers.