It is now easier for Cleveland, Ohio families to access a high-quality preschool for their children, due in large part to Advocacy & Communication Solutions’ Client PRE4CLE. Crain’s Cleveland Business and CLEVELAND.COM recently published articles about the organization’s five-year anniversary showcasing its amazing accomplishments including the following:
- Increasing from 24% to 43% of preschool-aged children enrolled in high quality programs
- Increasing of high-quality programs in the city from 77 to 170 programs.
- Nearly 70% of Cleveland children who spend a year in a PRE4CLE classroom. demonstrate that they have many of the skills they need to succeed in Kindergarten.
- Advocacy work has resulted in more than $57 million in new state funding for early learning programs
ACS helped draft and launch the plan in 2014 to bring PRE4CLE to life. Since that time, ACS continues to provide advocacy, strategic communication, and media outreach services to PRE4CLE. The investment is already paying dividends, as evidenced in PRE4CLE 2018 annual report.