Goal: Enhance early childhood educators' ability to provide high quality early childhood education through the Preschool Outreach Program (POP)
Goal Description: "North Carolina’s early childhood education system relies on evidence-based programming and practices to increase children’s school readiness. The Preschool Outreach Program (POP) of Buncombe County Public Libraries provides support services that align with early literacy standards and practices recognized by the state of North Carolina, North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten, and Head Start programs. Specifically, POP supports the strategies for Reading outlined on pages 109-110 in the North Carolina Foundations for Early Learning and Development published by the North Carolina Department of Early Education. Buncombe County will work to increase the number of early childhood education classrooms receiving POP services by 29 classrooms (100%) by the end of the 2025 fiscal year.
Reporting Frequency: Quarterly
Reporting Period: Quarterly