Spartanburg Herald Journal 10.19.2017
SAM brought Early Childhood Development experts together to form a collaborative Action Network focused on improving children's readiness to achieve Kindergarten success. One result of the group's work drew grant funds from the SC Education Oversight Committee (EOC) into Spartanburg to connect the Quality Counts program of support for early childhood classes with 4K programs within the County. One District's result was highlighted in recent news: Read the full story
Since that program launched, morel funds have been brought in to replicate that successful work in other county classrooms, with additional funding being secured and sought for continued efforts to expand the success.
Update: January 2018
SAM has launched its latest effort to share key learnings from its work by releasing Research Briefs. The goal is to share specific project results with the community in a timely manner and in a way that the findings can encourage local collaborative action and inform collective impact around related additional needs identified within Spartanburg County. The Quality Counts brief highlights key findings from the effort referenced in the article above.