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United Way's Social Innovation Fund Award.
Preparing kindergarteners and their familes for success.

Imagine every kindergartener in Lane County starting school with the best skills for success — a love of learning, early literacy and numeracy skills, social skills, self-regulation and parent support. Those kindergarteners’ first year would become a solid foundation for future achievements in school and beyond. This vision is possible with the Kids in Transition to School Social Innovation Fund (SIF) Grant.

Ready-to-learn kindergarteners:

What is KITS?
KITS is an evidence-based school readiness program that uses a unique two-generation approach to boost children’s literacy, self-regulation and social skills just prior to kindergarten. KITS also supports families through the transition to kindergarten, sharing successful strategies for encouraging their young learners.

What is the SIF Grant?
The Social Innovation Fund positions the federal government as a catalyst for impact by mobilizing private resources to find and grow community solutions with evidence of results.

How Can You Help?
Become a KITS Partner and bring this innovative program into your community.

Donate and help United Way of Lane County raise the matching funds needed to support this great opportunity for children and families to thrive. Click "Give Now" at the top of the page.


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"One of the best investments we can make in America's future is providing high quality, accessible early childhood education. It's good for our children now, it's beneficial for their future success, and it's good for our future economy," said Senator Merkley. "This funding will make a real difference in the lives of Lane County children and their families."

Read Senator Merkley's complete annoucement of the Kids In Transition To School SIF

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