Dr. Garcia was featured on the First Things First parent podcast called, pArentZ pod discussing Kindergarten Readiness with host, K Vilay. The podcast, an Arizona baby and toddler topic podcast, features interesting conversations for parents and caregivers on a variety of birth through five children's topics with early childhood experts. After each episode, the listener is provided with information on finding early childhood resources in their Arizona community.
First Things First is Arizona’s only public funding source dedicated exclusively to early childhood, the beginning of our state’s education continuum. We invest early childhood funds in programs and services that address the development, education and health needs of children birth to age 5 (before kindergarten). We administer statewide initiatives and award regional and statewide grants through competitive RFGAs (requests for grant applications).
Listen to Episode 5 with Dr. Garcia as she discusses how Kindergarten Readiness is Life Readiness!
“When we allow and provide opportunities for children to be creative, it really is the core for innovation, and that’s how we prepare children for the future…”
Learn more about The Kindergarten Experience presented by Alesi Group and how this grant supported project is preparing kindergarten educators in collaboration with the Arizona Department of Education.