In 2005, The Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction reported that less than 50% of children entering kindergarten were ready for school. For low-income children of color, that number was even lower, 25%. Alarming, children who start school behind are often reported to stay behind throughout their school years. All children and families deserve access to early learning resources lack opportunities (through their home and/or childcare environmental) to build the pre-academic, social and emotional skills they need both to make an effective transition into elementary school.
With program activities focused on early childhood education and skill development, Look, Listen and Learn’s focus is to increase opportunities for children to prepare for school and ensure that children enter school ready to learn and able to succeed.
Areas of Focus
Enriching Early Learning
Look, Listen and Learn:
- emphasizes simple sentences
- enhances language and pre-literacy skills
- repeats key terms
- builds up critical social and academic skills
- connects children, parents and caregivers with local resources where they can create playful learning experiences together.
Addressing the Achievement Gap
- Less than half of children entering kindergarten are ready for school.
- Only 1 in 4 low-income children of color is ready on the first day of kindergarten.
- Children who start school behind are often reported to stay behind throughout their school years.
- Many children lack opportunities at home or in a childcare environment to build the skills they need to be ready and successful for school.
Following the tradition of fred rogers
Look, Listen and Learn inspires early learning through puppetry, music, reading, field trips and science-based activities.
We work with a team of early childhood experts to ensure consistent and developmentally appropriate content in every episode.