All the Way to K and Beyond
All the Way to K and Beyond! (ATWTK) is a new citywide initiative and partnership between the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, the New York City Department of Education and the New York City Administration for Children’s Services, with the support of the W.K Kellogg Foundation and the Meringoff Family Foundation. The program is designed to engage parents, caregivers and professionals with language and literacy strategies to help prepare children to thrive in pre-K and beyond. ATWTK resources include interactive family posters, graphics, family workshop series, professional development and web resources.
ATWK is grounded in language and literacy research which demonstrates that families can engage in important literacy and language behaviors to support kindergarten readiness and a love of learning. Technical expertise during program development was provided by Johns Hopkins University Science of Learning Institute.
ATWTK is an integral part of the Museum’s work to connect home, school, and community learning through partnerships with City agencies and community-based organizations.