Even at the earliest ages, children gain valuable skills that will develop and grow throughout their lifetime. Exposing children to quality learning experiences builds an important foundation for learning. But it’s bigger than just one agency or one program. We must come together to create a coordinated system to invest in our children Now for Later.
The purpose of the Now for Later campaign is to help raise awareness among parents, professionals and community leaders of the importance of school readiness, the need for quality early learning opportunities, and the role of family and early childhood programs. The preparation starts now. We must work together to create the best start possible for Missouri’s youngest learners and for Missouri’s future.
For more information about how you can play a role in this effort, contact the Communications Office at the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.