Dane County officials are working on fighting the county’s racial academic achievement gap by going back to the beginning.
“We know that the gaps in learning and opportunity don’t begin when kids are in school. They start when they’re born,” said Jane Belmore, early childhood project director for the Oscar Rennebohm Foundation, Inc.
To combat this, the county established three Early Childhood Zones, which facilitate home visiting programs for parents of young children and expectant mothers in low-income areas. The goal was to help families create stable learning environments for their kids. Read More