Research shows that 85 percent of a child’s core brain development occurs by age three. This makes the first few years of a child’s life crucial for healthy brain development and early academic experiences to prepare young children for school.
Ralph Smith, managing director of the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, visited Arkansas this week. Smith participated in several events with AR-GLR highlighting Arkansas’s commitment to reading.
The Arkansas Campaign for Grade-Level Reading hosted a poster contest in September to celebrate Attendance Awareness Month. It was a fun and engaging activity to help schools and students raise awareness about the importance of attending school every day.