The Virginia Early Childhood Foundation (VECF) has published two previous Report Cards assessing the overall status of school readiness in the Commonwealth. The 2016 report presented data showing ten-year trends, corresponding to the then ten-year history of VECF’s leadership role in early childhood system-building. This edition uses a shorter time frame, reviewing trends over the past five years in two domains – Risks and Results. The most recent five years of data were selected in order to provide timely data and identify meaningful trends that may be harder to detect due to random year to year variation.

The analysis to follow presents only selected highlights to illustrate the most salient trends. Data for all indicators, local and state, including disaggregation by race/ethnicity and by income status, are available through the Virginia School Readiness Interactive Map Tool.


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View risk, reach and results data by county and city using our interactive map tool.