PreK-3rd Alignment (or P-3) is a comprehensive reform strategy that is gaining national momentum. It is focused on ensuring that all children develop the cognitive and social skills that establish strong foundations for future learning.
Third grade is a critical turning point in children’s education. Those children who cannot read proficiently by the third grade will struggle to master the academic content in later grades. Children who are behind at third grade usually struggled well before then, and despite what we may hope, they just keep falling further and further behind.