Empowering Parents & Caregivers

The READY! for Kindergarten® school readiness program empowers parents and caregivers to succeed in their role as children’s first and most influential teachers. READY! provides tools and activities to optimize the natural curiosity of children and to nurture learning and development.

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If you could close the school readiness gap, would you?

Every year, four out of 10 children test below grade level in their kindergarten entry assessments. Students who start kindergarten without the basic skills struggle to catch up. Sadly, most of them never do. But there is something you can do about it.

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A Proven Program

For more than 20 years, READY! for Kindergarten has helped parents prepare their child from birth to age five for a successful kindergarten experience. The program is designed around three keys to success: Targets, Training, and Tools.

About the Program

READY! for Kindergarten Programs

READY! for Kindergarten empowers parents as their children’s first and most influential teachers in the years before school begins.

READY! for Kindergarten

The READY! for Kindergarten curriculum is designed around 26 Age Level Targets© that correlate with school success. These research-based targets were developed by early learning experts working with families, scientists, and educators.

READY! Social & Emotional

Parents attend a workshop where they receive tools they can use at home and learn strategies to support their child’s social and emotional development. Offered in conjunction with the core READY! program, READY! SEL engages parents and caregivers, so children have more tools to succeed.

READY! for Math

READY! for Math includes take-home tools that guide parents to Play With a Purpose with their child to foster early math skills. Caregivers first experience READY! for Math activities during an hour-long workshop delivered by school districts or organizations.

READY! @ Child Care & Preschool

The READY! @ Child Care & Preschool Program contains tools and activities for early childhood educators to use in their daily interactions with children. The training covers the Age Level Targets©, early childhood development, and READY!’s own Play With a Purpose approach.

How READY! for Kindergarten Works

It's easy to get a READY! program started in your area. Our READY! experts will be available to guide you at every step for a successful implementation.

Step 1: First, school districts and organizations partner with READY! Step 2: Next, learning TOOLS are delivered to your school or organization. Step 3: Then, your team receives TRAINING to facilitate parent workshops that will... Step 4: Empower parents to reach the TARGETS by Playing With a Purpose 10 Minutes Every Day.
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