Monday, October 26, 2009

Chancellor's Community Forum on the indisputable importance of early learning

90% of Brain Development Occurs by the Age of Five is the title of the latest Chancellor's Community Forum that will be held on October 28 in the evening.   (More information here)

This forum will present information about the DCPS Early Childhood Education Program and provides an opportunity for attendees to ask questions.   Brain development is the key to the future for individuals, families, and communities as was stated in a 2004 report:

Universal school readiness is the foundation for high educational achievement and civic engagement in the District of Columbia.   A comprehensive system to deliver school readiness is an investment in the quality of life for young children in our city, today and their role as civic leaders in the future.   (Road Map to Universal School Readiness in the District of Columbia)

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