DuPage County has unveiled plans to make the future brighter for the county’s youngest residents.
At a roundtable discussion, members of the DuPage Community Foundation introduced their newest initiative Bright & Early DuPage.
The program will provide support for at-risk children up to age five throughout the county.
“The concept was to harness resources already available in the community to take these collaborations and develop specific strategies so that every child is ready to enter kindergarten, giving every child a fair shake in DuPage County,” said David McGowan, President of the DuPage Community Foundation.
It will roll out one community at a time, starting with a $75,000 grant for Wheaton-Warrenville School District 200.
Other districts can then apply until Bright & Early DuPage encompasses the entire county.
The program aims to help families prepare their children, socially and emotionally, before entering kindergarten.
As part of the initiative, there’s now a new early childhood care and education center called the Bright & Early Council.
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