A partnership between the City of Boise, the Boise School District and community partners to offer free public preschool in Boise’s gateway neighborhood.
The Boise Pre-K Project is a new partnership between the City of Boise, the Boise School District, and committed Community Partners (such as United Way) to provide high-quality preschool in the Vista Neighborhood. Kids who are prepared upon entering school are statistically more likely to be successful readers, have better social and emotional health, are more likely to graduate from high school and go on to post-secondary education and are less likely to commit crime as juveniles and adults.
This project is a part of a larger strategy in the Vista Neighborhood. As a part of the Energize our Neighborhoods initiative, the City of Boise is using data as a road map to leverage public and private investments to increase economic activity, provide additional services and create measurable change at a neighborhood level.
With overwhelming support from the Boise City Council and the community at large, Boise Pre-K classes began on November 2, 2015 for approximately 60 preschool students at Hawthorne and Whitney elementary schools.
Partners hope to achieve the following outcomes:
To achieve these goals, we need your continued support. Investing in early childhood is one of the best investments Boise can make. In fact, every $1 invested in early learning saves taxpayers $7-13 dollars. Support Boise Pre-K Project!
Through May 1, you can help us change the odds of success for more and more children in Idaho’s Treasure Valley. A general gift will directly affect a preschooler somewhere in the valley, or you can ensure your donation stays in Boise through the Vista Neighborhood team page or in Canyon County with the P16 Preschool team page.
Please give today!
Idaho is one of six states without publicly funded preschool, which is a problem because in 2014, the percentage of incoming Idaho kindergarteners prepared to read was just 54.3 percent.
Pre-K education helps prepare our children not only for kindergarten, but for education after high school – as well as for a meaningful career.
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