How can Judy Centers help prepare children for school?

Judy Center programs foster young children's physical, social, linguistic and cognitive abilities – skills that help children become accomplished learners and students. An important requirement of Judy Centers is that all early childhood education programs must meet national or state standards of high quality. Also, all early childhood staff participates in extensive staff development activities. Ensuring children have healthy minds and bodies, increasing parenting skills, providing parents opportunities to be involved in their children's education, and increasing parents’ own educational level helps children be better prepared for school.