The team provides leadership and support to schools, organizations, educators, families and communities in implementing programs to assist children become lifelong learners at an early age. The years before a child reaches kindergarten are among the most critical in his or her life to influence learning. Kindergarten Readiness and Early Literacy are essential to foster a base for a strong learner. Collaboration and communication between early child agencies is a crucial part to this development. Providing strong Early Learning programs can help engage parents, community, and children in the first steps of the educational process.