The first three years of a child’s life are the most critical. For children to grow up, develop positive identities, and succeed they need a healthy and supportive early foundation.
Every family must have access to high quality early learning programs and be aware of the role they play in supporting their child’s progress along developmental milestones. Every child born in Allentown Promise Neighborhood will enter kindergarten healthy and ready to learn.
Healthy students perform better in school. Public health disparities, low rates of diagnosis, and poor access to treatment can decrease a student’s motivation and limit their ability to learn. Every student living in Allentown Promise Neighborhood should have a medical home, healthy food options, and opportunities to participate in physical activity.