Napa COE

Ann Cash, Board President; Barbara Nemko, Superintendent; Lori Hill, Educational Programs Coordinator

The Digital Early Learning program reflects the fact that children who live in poverty and are English Language Learners enter school with an achievement gap of up to 2 years. It takes a community partnership to work towards the goal of having children enter kindergarten on a level playing field. Introducing digital early learning into preschool classrooms, the data shows that many four-year olds enter preschool with stronger literacy and English skills. This has the potential to be game changing in the ability to close the achievement gap.