Welcome to 0-3: Prime Age To Engage!
We’re happy you’re here and ready to expand your child’s mind to give them a jumpstart to a bright future! There are lots of fun ideas and connections to explore so you can spend quality time with your child that supports his or her developmental journey.
We’re proud of parents who understand that daily engagement is essential to child development! This is so important today as approximately 20 percent of Americans are functionally illiterate, reading below a fifth-grade level. The fact that you’re here is outstanding!
This problem starts in early childhood; about 35 percent of low-income children lack the basic language skills they need to learn to read in kindergarten. But you can do something about it! Parents, physicians and child care providers can combat this with daily one-on-one time with children age 0 to 3. Talk, play, read, sing and engage with your kids every day. Face-to-face interaction will prepare them for future academic success.
0-3: Prime Age To Engage is a joint effort between 70 planning partners in the Siouxland Area including the Sioux City Community School District, SHIP, the Siouxland Community Foundation and Comprehensive Strategy for Youth Development.