• MBK logo picture with picture of father holding his son, both are laughing

    Milestone 1 - Ensure all children enter school cognitively, physically, socially, and emotionally ready.

     In the City of Mount Vernon, 50% of children are low income or poor.

    Kindergarteners are twice more likely to score proficient in early literacy assessments if they have participated in formal preschool education

    CRITICAL PRIORITIES

    • Increase the number of students evaluated as Pre-K ready 

    • Increase the number of students evaluated for Early Intervention services, if necessary 

    • Provide increased access and cultural awareness to all parents about available resources that support children’s social and emotional well being 

    • Increase responsiveness

    STRATEGIES

    • Launch Mount Vernon Basics: ages 0-5 

    • Partner with Westchester Jewish Community Services (WJCS) - Home School Program 

    • Enhance district’s Parent University with collaboration of community stakeholders by using evidence-based models 

    • Implement full-day Pre-K available to all students 

    • Increase prenatal and perinatal services 

    • Enhance public awareness campaign on community values