BALTIMORE’S PROMISE HAS A GOAL THAT
Children Enter Kindergarten Ready to Succeed in School
Early childhood is a time of remarkable growth and rapid transformation. Children who are ready for kindergarten are twice as likely as those who are not to complete middle school with strong academic and social skills. This trend is evident in Baltimore City, where a longitudinal study demonstrated that public school students who entered school ready to learn in kindergarten continued to achieve well into 6th grade compared to their peers who were still developing.