The Good Start, Grow Smart initiative would retrain teachers in methods of improving school readiness and assess children's learning in literacy, language, and numeracy.
The Good Start, Grow Smart initiative grew out of mounting evidence that Head Start was not adequately preparing children for success in school.
The plan began with the Good Start, Grow Smart
initiative, whose purpose was to retrain Head Start teachers and to bring accountability to the program.
President Bush's Good Start, Grow Smart
initiative, which includes the Head Start testing, is aimed at bringing standards to this disparate field.
The White House developed an early childhood initiative, the Good Start, Grow Smart
Early Childhood Initiative.
He also discussed additional initiatives such as the State Scholars program, whose goals are to challenge students by providing more rigorous course work, not just for honor students but for all students, and Good Start, Grow Smart
, a program that prepares children in Head Start and other early-childhood programs in language, literacy, and numerical skills.
This report describes early childhood as a critical time for children to develop the physical, emotional, social, and cognitive skills they will need for the rest of their lives and presents the components of the Good Start, Grow Smart
early childhood initiative of the Bush Administration.