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Better Beginnings: The State of Early Learning and Kindergarten Readiness in East Yakima and White Center.

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Publication Date: August 2008

Publisher(s): Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

Author(s): Nikki Aikens; Kimberly Boller; Diane Paulsell; Patricia Del Grosso; Martha Kovac

Funder(s): Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Funder(s): Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Topic: Education (Education)

Keywords: East Yakima; Kindergarten Readiness; Early Learning; White Center

Type: Brief

Coverage: Washington


This brief summarizes the status of the communities at baseline, before Early Learning Initiative implementation. It describes a representative sample of entering kindergartners and their families, children’s performance on school readiness indicators, early learning service delivery systems, and quality of regulated early care and education services.