With more than 80 percent of students entering GRPS are not kindergarten ready, Shardaira Johnson-Moore knew that she wanted only the best for her son. Through Baby Scholars, Johnson-Moore received valuable advice and support from her coach Keturah Bell. She learned how to help her then-17-month-old son, Nae-Sean, learn from stories and books by asking questions and repeating words. Nae-Sean’s progress can be measured in multiple areas, including language growth and vocabulary—both precursors to academic success.
Children in Baby Scholars experience developmental growth in social emotional skills, language development, early literacy, and early math skills, helping them become more kindergarten-ready.
Also through Baby Scholars, Hope Warren Plummer learned how to read her 8-month-old son Jayden’s signals so she could tell when he was done eating, tired of playing, or ready for a story. For 10 weeks, a coach came to her home for two hours each week to help her learn essential parenting strategies to support Jayden’s brain development. She said Baby Scholars even helped her better understand her 9-year-old son as well, so she feels like a stronger parent for both kids.