How can you change the world? The third way is by starting early in childhood to teach cognitive and social skills. That's what the Sitka School District is doing through their Wooch.een Preschool. Wooch.een means "Working Together". In partnership with Tlingit and Haida Head Start, and the Sitka Tribe of Alaska, Wooch.een welcomes children of diverse economic and cultural backgrounds into a rich cultural-immersion experience. Sitka Schools Cultural Director Nancy Douglas and Lead Teacher Angie Hill describe a Sitka success story, and Superintendent Mary Wegner affirms the economic value of the program, as confirmed by forty years of research by Nobel prize-winning economist James Heckman. State and Federal legislators -- please take note. And citizens, please express your support for early childhood education via phone, email, and postcard. We only get one opportunity to make a difference this substantial in the lives of our next generation.
Please see the information on this research posted on the accompanying Sitkaschools.org FundTheFuture/StartEarly page: sitkaschools.org/Page/3208