Ready Region Blue Ridge by the Numbers
School readiness is defined by factors at home, at school, and in the community. Socio-economic realities and access to childcare are reliably unequitable and have a great impact on a child’s success in kindergarten and beyond. Data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Virginia Department of Education, and assessments like the Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program (VKRP) help describe the early education landscape in terms of opportunity gaps apparent in our region. This data helps inform the work of our Ready Region’s initiatives and guides us in decision-making towards more equitable outcomes. These dashboards and resources will be updated periodically as new data is made available.
How to Use This Page
Each category of data below is presented in a dashboard. Select a city or county and explore available data points to compare situations and outcomes between subgroups.
See below for more data sources, reports, and otherwise helpful resources.