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GetSet Transylvania
In 2018, community leaders in Transylvania County launched the GetSet Transylvania initiative in response to a 2015 report by the county’s Early Childhood Initiative, which found that more than three-quarters of the county’s five-year-olds were poorly prepared for kindergarten because of lack of access to high-quality, affordable early education services for children 0-5. GetSet Transylvania is a partnership among 22 county organizations that aims to improve kindergarten readiness. With the initiative, Transylvania County became the first rural community to partner with Sesame Workshop's Sesame Street in Communities, which offers resources to tackle issues such as childhood trauma and school readiness.  Sources: The Family Place. (n.d.). GetSet Transylvania.
  • Infrastructure to Support Early Childhood Systems
    • Early Childhood Coalitions
    2018
    Partnership among 22 county organizations that aims to improve kindergarten readiness
    In 2018, community leaders in Transylvania County launched the GetSet Transylvania initiative in response to a 2015 report by the county’s Early Childhood Initiative, which found that more than three-quarters of the county’s five-year-olds were poorly prepared for kindergarten because of lack of access to high-quality, affordable early education services for children 0-5. GetSet Transylvania is a partnership among 22 county organizations that aims to improve kindergarten readiness. With the initiative, Transylvania County became the first rural community to partner with Sesame Workshop's Sesame Street in Communities, which offers resources to tackle issues such as childhood trauma and school readiness.  Sources: The Family Place. (n.d.). GetSet Transylvania.
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    County population

    33,549 Source U.S. Census Bureau, 2023

    Rural %

    60.4% Source City Population, 2020

    Urban %

    39.6% Source City Population, 2020

    Number of children age 0-4

    3.70% Source U.S. Census Bureau, 2022

    Children under 18 in families below poverty line

    13.4% Source U.S. Census Bureau, 2022

    Median household income

    $65,056 Source U.S. Census Bureau, 2022

    Unemployment rate

    3.50% Source U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, February 2024