It’s important for children to enter kindergarten prepared to respond to and take advantage of the school experience. Understanding the extent to which neighborhood level conditions help or hinder early childhood development can help policymakers and neighborhood leaders identify where to direct efforts to optimize school readiness. EDI data can provide the ammunition that community leaders and neighborhood organizers need to stand and deliver resources to help maximize the health, knowledge, and skills potential of their children. The EDI can also help inform parents about the five domains of child development and what they can do to better prepare their children for school.
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