Proven Program

District Administration Magazine

District Administration Magazine

READY! for Kindergarten is a research-based, proven program that won a Top 100 Award for programs from District Administration Magazine.

Education begins at birth, not in kindergarten — 100 percent of the achievement gap in reading and 67 percent of the gap in math originates in the home before a student’s first day of kindergarten.

READY! For Kindergarten closes the achievement gap by engaging parents and caregivers in a child’s learning from birth to age 5.

Studies, Research, Results

The READY! for Kindergarten program is based on extensive research by early learning experts. View some of the studies and results below.

Oregon State Study

Portland State University/Yamhill Early Learning Hub Research

Othello, WA School District Complete Study

Washington State University/Thrive by Five WA

Kennewick, WA School District Complete Study

Washington State University/Thrive by Five WA

Othello & Kennewick Studies Summary

Washington State University/Thrive by Five WA

READY! for Kindergarten Data

At the start of our READY! program in 2008, only 49% of Mankato students tested ready for kindergarten, as measured by DIBELS. By 2013, that figure had risen to 73%.

Mankato School District (Minnesota)

In 2008, 44% of Sandpoint School District children entering kindergarten tested below proficiency for learning readiness. After the first year, and every year since, 90% of the READY! for Kindergarten graduates entered school testing at or above kindergarten readiness levels.

Panhandle Alliance for Education
Lake Pend Oreille School District (Idaho)

In 2013, prior to using the READY! for Kindergarten program, kindergarten readiness scores in Muhlenberg County were 32.6% as measured by the Brigance screener. By 2015, children of parents who attended the READY! program scored 61.5%.

Felix E. Martin Jr. Foundation
SOAR Program, Muhlenberg County (Kentucky)

Students of families exposed to READY! had “statistically significant higher scores” (based on the DIBELS and WJLNI) than those whose families were not exposed to the READY! program. Average DIBELS Letter Naming scores were 17.24 and 12.73 respectively.

Washington State University and
Chicago School of Professional Psychology Study:
The Children’s Reading Foundation of Greater Chicago (Illinois
Randomized Control Trial: Evaluating the Efficacy of READY!

Research-based, parent approved, nationally respected