The Ready by Early Childhood Proposal will:

  • Provide health and developmental screenings for all Kent County kids.
  • Support new parents so they can ensure their children are healthy and ready for kindergarten.
  • Increase access to high-quality early learning experiences that build a strong social, emotional and intellectual foundation for Kent County children.

The six-year millage will generate approximately $5.7 million each year and will provide dedicated funding for community-based early childhood programs — ensuring children and their families have access to vital services.

All millage dollars will go through an independent audit and be reported to Kent County every year to ensure taxpayer funds are spent wisely and transparently.

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