- almost 1 in 4 Niagara children are not ready for learning
- poor scores impact future success and, eventually, community health and prosperity
- larger percentages of children living in poverty are vulnerable
- the largest number of children at risk live in middle/upper income families
- small changes for a large proportion of the population will have the most impact
- neighbourhood makes a difference - not always in a predictable manner
- access to resources also seems important
- low scores, differences and surprises can inspire further study and action.
In the photo from left to right: Heather Carter, Aaron Bell, Ojibway Storyteller, Glory Ressler, Coordinator, Understanding the Early Years Niagara Region and Dr. Robin Williams, Medical Officer of Health and Commissioner of Public Health.