The human brain develops more rapidly between birth and age five than during any other subsequent period. This is a time of enormous social-emotional, physical and cognitive growth. Needed skills are developed through the interactions a child has before entering school. Many families face significant, sometimes overwhelming, barriers to providing the kind of experiences to develop these critical skills. As a result, significant numbers of children enter school lacking the skills needed for success. Wilkes Community Partnership for Children, a local Smart Start agency, is committed to building and supporting programs designed to ensure that young children enter school healthy and ready to succeed.
The Wilkes Community Partnership for Children Board meets in the Cafeteria at Wilkes Family Central on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 12:00 pm.