Stepping Stones

By: Venton Blandin
By: Venton Blandin

November 9, 2006

The Charlottesville/Albemarle Commission on Children and family has issued its annual report card on the well-being of children.

The 7th edition report shares information on education, conduct, safety, and health trends in our community.

The group told us they track the trends to see how much progress they make across the area. Apparently, their work is paying off.

"We see improvement in a number of areas. For example, children entering kindergarten are much better prepared in terms of their reading readiness than they were five, or six years ago. We've seen a steady improvement year after year," said Gretchen Ellis of the Charlottesville/Albemarle Commission on Children & Families.

Other focuses of the group include teen pregnancy and pre-school preparation for kids.

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