The Big Lift invests in high-quality preschools through the professional development of teachers, on-site technical assistance, and coaching, with a focus on evidence-based language and literacy practice. Our goal is to provide two years of high-quality preschool for San Mateo County children.
In 2021, The Big Lift began partnering with FluentSeeds and Early Learning Corps, prompted by data showing targeted language and literacy strategies were producing additional gains in kindergarten readiness. FluentSeeds and Early Learning Corps provide proven models to scale these practices to a greater number of programs.
If we are serious about closing equity gaps, then we must prioritize access to high quality early learning for every child.
Nancy Magee, Superintendent of Schools, San Mateo County Office of Education
35 sites, 92 classrooms
3 – 5 years old