GetSet Transylvania

Infrastructure to Support Early Childhood Systems

  • Early Childhood Coalitions

Translyvania County, NC, North Carolina

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. 


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