We believe that the path to a more equitable New Orleans starts with access to high-quality early childhood education. Kaleidoscope Early Learning is grounded in the latest research and is designed to replicate the best components of proven national models whose results include: long-term parental engagement in schools, improved school readiness, higher graduation rates, improved health outcomes, reduced crime rates and teen pregnancy, and a better prepared workforce for 21st century jobs. We believe that the work outlined below will have cascading effects on children's future educational and life outcomes.
Early learning centers sponsored by employers provide care for a diverse group of children six-weeks to four-years-old near parents' workplaces.
Teachers have consistent instructional leadership, ongoing professional development & coaching, time for planning & collaboration, and competitive salaries.
Kaleidoscope and parental employers coordinate calendar, hours, schedules, and work together to facilitate a shared vision for engagement, making life a little easier for working parents.
Monthly lunch-time workshops build community with other working parents, connect with resources, and gain knowledge. A blog and virtual platform enable two-way communication with teachers.