• The first five years in a child's life are crucial to future success in school and in life.

  • By kindergarten, a tremendous difference already exists between children who have had quality early learning experiences and those who have not--severely reducing their chances of ever catching up.

  • Oklahoma teachers reported that approximately 30% of their students entering kindergarten in 2006 were not performing at kindergarten grade level.

  • Investing in the education of Oklahoma's youngest learners helps strengthen the future economic position of our state.

  • Return on Investment (ROI) includes higher graduation rates, earnings, better job skills and overall health, while decreasing criminal activity and dependence on public assistance.

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The Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization established in 2003 to support school readiness and Smart Start Oklahoma through the use of private funds.

Our foundation provides private funding devoted to early childhood projects at the state and community levels.

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For more information about our public-private partnerships email smartstartfoundation@smartstartok.org.

 

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