"In 2011, the Office of Great Start was created by
Executive Order to lead the work of the Great Start system to achieve these
Prenatal to Age 8 Outcomes:
Children born healthy;
Children healthy, thriving, and developmentally on track
from birth to third grade;
Children developmentally ready to succeed in school at
the time of school entry; and
Children prepared to succeed in fourth grade and beyond
by reading proficiently by the end of third grade.
To achieve these outcomes, a project to update and
expand the Early Childhood Standards of Quality documents was undertaken” (Office
of the Governor, 2011).