High Quality Pre-K Program

Access to high-quality early childhood education is a means of closing the achievement gap and ensuring all children are prepared to be successful in school. Research shows that much of the achievement gap in education starts before a child enters school and once a child is behind, it becomes a constant task to catch up. Research also shows children are "ready" for school when families, schools, and communities work together to ensure they enter school with foundational knowledge and skills across multiple domains of development. Stafford MSD and Stafford Elementary have developed and implemented a high-quality, full-day Pre-K program designed specifically to build and strengthen students' basic skills as well as develop their love of learning.