Revelstoke leads the way in vulnerability

Revelstoke continues to lead the way when it comes to vulnerable children, thanks to the efforts of the community’s Early Childhood development Committee.

This is gratifying news for local educators but it merely confirms what they have known for some time: the education system in Revelstoke works better than it does in most other parts of the province.

Studies showed back in 2001-2004 that 19.1 per cent of Kindergarten-age children were regarded as more likely to be limited in development than others. In 2004-2007 it was 12 per cent and in the latest study, conducted in 2008-2009, only 6.7 per cent of children entering Kindergarten were regarded as vulnerable.

“This is real evidence that communities who work together to support young children can be highly effective in improving the life chances of these children,” Superintendent Anne Cooper told the board of trustees last Tuesday.