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Building our city’s future from the start.
A child’s foundation in life and learning are essentials to lifelong success. First 8 Memphis was founded to establish a strong educational base for every child in Shelby County. Our early childhood system aligns the county’s Pre-K, Home Visitation, Childcare and K-3rd programs. Each plays a special role in helping children and families reach their full potential.
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The ending of Shelby County Schools and Porter-Leath’s long-held early childhood partnership reminds us that early childhood
Early literacy has proven to have a significant impact on graduation rates across a variety of contributing factors. Therefore, third graders who are not reading at grade level are among the most vulnerable to drop out of school in later years.