Early Childhood Success

Wayne County Early Childhood Success Scorecard

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In the Our People pillar, Forward Wayne County is focused on Early Childhood Success.  Early Childhood Success includes a focus on Parenting Education and Quality Preschool and Child Care.  Parenting education and high-quality early childhood education are critical to success in school and research shows a focus on Early Childhood Success can help close the achievement gap. In Wayne County, of the roughly 2,988 children who need care, only 597 receive high-quality care.  Forward Wayne County has the opportunity to guide local efforts aimed at increasing access to high-quality family and child education.  When children are ready to learn and succeed in school they increase their chance to compete in the local economy and help build a thriving Wayne County.