Why We Need VKRP
Now more than ever, research shows that high-quality early learning experiences are critical for young children.
But, not all children enter kindergarten with the foundational skills needed for success in school. In fact, 44% of Virginia children enter school unprepared in at least one of four key areas. The Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program (VKRP) aims to provide information that can help change that.
Why a Multi-Dimensional Approach?
VKRP places an equal emphasis on children’s academic and social-emotional skills because both are important for long-term success in school and life.
Supporting Students Who Need It Most
In its first year of state-wide implementation, VKRP has already uncovered essential information about what supports young children need to be ready for school.
Benefits of VKRP
For Divisions and Schools
VKRP helps schools and divisions pinpoint where teachers and students need more resources and support to be successful.
VKRP helps educators support students’ growth and learning in areas where they need it most.
VKRP helps families understand what school readiness means and how their child’s skills grow across the school year.