By Ryan C. Miller Your child will kindergarten soon, but are they ready? Even the most confident parents are still likely to have a few worries about their children going from preschool to kindergarten. So should you start your five year old on a strict schedule of reviewing letters and... View Article
As our work continues to grow, our Cincinnati Preschool Promise team is gaining one more member. We are excited to welcome Lauren Renée Moore as our new teammate. She will serve as our program and policy manager! Lauren brings diverse experience and unique perspective to our team and to this work. She... View Article
Landon was the first approved Cincinnati Preschool Promise student. Now he’s headed to kindergarten.
Nakesha Forney wasn’t sure how to find a high-quality, affordable preschool for her son Landon until she heard about Cincinnati Preschool Promise. “He needed to be in preschool,” she said. “He needed that for his success. There is no way he would have started kindergarten off on the right foot... View Article
Some people know from a very young age what they want to be when they grow up. I was not one of those people. Becoming an early childhood educator was something that I sort of fell into, then fell in love with.
The Cincinnati Preschool Promise is looking for individuals and organizations with experience working with early childhood education providers on quality improvement initiatives. Ideal vendors will have extensive experience coaching and supporting various types of preschool providers, with capabilities that include but are not limited to: conducting assessments of preschool programs, instructional... View Article
In 2010, Dennis and Melena Campbell opened Daddy’s Daycare Child Development Center in the West End. It was a homecoming for Dennis, a graduate of Taft High School who grew up in the West End, and the pair hoped to get involved in the local community. “Growing up, he always... View Article
[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_code admin_label=”Code”]<div class=”scripps_iframe_embed” style=”position:relative;”><div style=”display:block;width:100%;height:auto;padding-bottom:56.25%;”></div><iframe style=”position:absolute;top:0;left:0;width:100%; height:100%;” border=”0″ height=”100%” frameborder=”0″ webkitallowfullscreen=”” allowfullscreen=”” mozallowfullscreen=”” scrolling=”no” scrolling=”no” src=”https://assets.scrippsdigital.com/cms/videoIframe.html?&host=www.wcpo.com&title=Cincinnati%20Preschool%20Promise%20serves%20more%20than%201-300%20families%20in%20its%20first%20year&uid=d9e33b8d27574eeaae3312ebcc7fb44c&purl=/news/insider/cincinnati-preschool-promise-serves-more-than-1-300-families-in-its-first-year&story=1&ex=1&s=wcpo”></iframe></div>[/et_pb_code][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] Landon was our first enrolled student last summer, and now he is off to Cincinnati Public Schools Parker Woods Montessori in the fall! His mother is confident... View Article
When Deena Merritt heard about Cincinnati Preschool Promise, she knew it would be a good fit for her son Louis. Since enrolling at CUB Little Blossom in College Hill in the fall, Deena said he has made huge gains.
Throughout the first year, the Cincinnati Preschool Promise team and its partners have accomplished a lot and learned even more. From the Cincinnati Enquirer Editorial Board: After some fits and starts, Preschool Promise seemed to gain both its footing and momentum. Building the structure of any program is never easy... View Article
Cincinnati Enquirer: “Cincinnati Preschool Promise more than doubles Denver’s first-year enrollment”
In its first year, Cincinnati Preschool Promise supported over 1,330 students at over 80 preschools throughout the city. Alysun Ogilby, one mother, says it was a life-changer for her. From the Enquirer: Ogilby’s twins, Declan and Everett, are at the Duck Creek YMCA preschool in Madisonville, and they love it,... View Article