DEPC’s Ready Schools initiative supports local elementary schools as they work to meet the unique needs of all children and families. Focus areas of our efforts include: school attendance, school readiness, and summer learning. Family and community engagement are critical to our success.
Help Every Child Become A Successful Reader
The single greatest predictor of future academic and career success is reading on grade level by the end of the third grade.
Only 1 in 3 children in Edgecombe County and 1 in 2 children in Nash County are currently reading on grade level by the end of the third grade. The Twin Counties Read to Rise Campaign focuses on three underlying challenges that can keep young children from learning to read proficiently: Summer Learning, School Attendance, School Readiness