The overarching goal of Faribault’s Cradle to Career initiative is to prepare every child for success in school and in life by creating a data-based approach to organize, align, and adapt learning and community resources
WHO WE ARE
We are a public/private partnership, guided by a commitment to long-term, large-scale change throughout the community of Faribault. We connect residents, school staff, community leaders, and service providers to focus their collective efforts on addressing pivotal areas of a child’s development: early learning and development, elementary benchmarks, successful transition to middle school and high school, on-time high school graduation, and successful enrollment and matriculation from postsecondary education and career tracks. This includes not only delivering high-quality programming inside and outside of schools, but also delivering policy and systems change to break down barriers to opportunity for all members of the community, making Faribault a great place to live, work, and raise our families. Our efforts align with the World’s Best Workforce, developed by the Minnesota Department of Education, and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), developed by the U.S. Department of Education.
A good education ensures that young people are set up for success and can reach their full potential. Education starts at birth and continues into meaningful careers, with ongoing opportunities to learn and grow. Faribault Cradle 2 Career has identified 4 Benchmarks which will help measure success throughout our youth's lives and ensure they stay on track.
Children arrive at kindergarten with the knowledge and skills across multiple development and learning areas and exhibit physical health and emotional well-being
READ WELL BY THIRD GRADE
Students score proficient or higher in reading by 3rd grade standardized tests, while feeling comfortable and confident in everyday reading skills
MIDDLE GRADE MATH PROFICIENCY
Students score proficient or higher in math by 8th grade on standardized tests, while feeling comfortable and confident in everyday math skills