"I would like to know how other communities around the country are handling discrepancies of the social workers not getting preschool-aged foster children into early intervention educational programs.
These foster children are being 'pushed' into kindergarten, just because they are five, and having had NO preschool or other early intervention education! These foster children already have a 'full backpack' and then [when we] put them into kindergarten, not even knowing the basics, [we] are setting these children up for failure.
'No Child Left Behind' should mean the foster care agency needs to advocate for these children’s early education. Get them signed up and entered into a program as soon as they arrive into care.
It should be a more positive approach: 'Early Intervention Education for Every Child'!
Thank you for the chance to voice my opinion on behalf of all the children."
What's your take? Have you experienced the same -- child welfare agencies not getting the children the services they need early on?