Regional School Readiness Benchmarks: We Need Your Feedback!

First Things First is one of many partners playing a critical role in building and sustaining an effective early childhood system in Arizona and achieving our shared vision, in which all young children enter kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed.

Across our state, we worked together to identify Arizona’s School Readiness Indicators, which include statewide benchmarks and goals for the year 2020 to track our progress toward achieving measurable, long-term results for children.

The Central, North and South Pima Regional Partnership Councils have prioritized school readiness indicators based on the unique characteristics and needs of the communities that make up the three Pima regions.  Now, the three Pima Regional Partnership Councils are proposing regional benchmarks for these prioritized indicators, which will serve as another method, together with other evaluation and research studies, to monitor and measure progress and impacts of First Things First investments and all efforts in Arizona’s early childhood system.

We Value Your Feedback

We invite community partners and members of Regional Partnership Councils in Pima County to share your views on the proposed benchmarks for the three Regional Partnership Councils. Your feedback will be considered before the Regional Partnership Councils determine the final benchmarks, which will be recommended to the First Things First Board in June 2014.

The brief survey and data the three Pima Regional Partnership Councils used to determine each benchmark is available at: http://azftf.gov/regionalbenchmarks. The survey is open for only a short time, so please don’t delay in completing it.

Thank you for taking the time to share your ideas with the Central, North and South Pima Regional Partnership Councils.

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