kindergarten Readiness

      The difference between children who will succeed at school and those who will not starts at the very beginning. Young  children who are not ready for school are less likely to succeed in school, less likely to graduate, and less likely to find employment after graduation. 

     Transforming Early Childhood Community Systems (TECCS) is a national initiative developed through a partnership between United Way Worldwide and the UCLA Center for Healthier Children. Families, and Communities. The goal of TECCS is to improve the academic, social, and emotional readiness of young children by measuring and mapping developmental progress.

     PHIC is partnering with other community organizations to bring Dr. Neal Halfon, the Director of the UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families & Communities, to Chattanooga. He will lead a series of community discussions on TECCS and how it could benefit our educational system.

Dr. Halfon's lecture will be July 26th at 1:30pm at Siskin Children's Institute. 

Learn more about TECCS and Early Child Development --->


Special thanks to the Causeway Campaign and all our campaign supporters who helped to make this lecture possible.