A signing ceremony Tuesday morning in Plattsburgh kicked off a new partnership between educators and community leaders in the city.
Through good nutrition and other steps, theThrive program aims to get kids ready to read and learn in school -- and in turn -- better prepare them for college and careers.
"So much of what happens in early childhood determines how prepared a child is when they enter kindergarten to learn to read. And if they're ready to learn to read when they are in kindergarten, by the time they make that critical transition from 3rd grade to 4th grade, they'll have learned to read and they'll be ready to read to learn for the rest of their academic career," said John Jablonski, President of Clinton Community College.
The group will track data to see if the steps improve reading and learning skills and graduation rates. They're rolling out the program at a community forum Thursday, 7 p.m. in the Stafford Auditorium at Clinton Community College in Plattsburgh
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