Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! The READY! for Kindergarten Child Care Center & Preschool kits are designed to be used with children ages 2 – 5 at child care and preschool facilities, whether in a family, small group or center. The tools and activities in each kit are versatile and designed for guided play in a multi-age setting.

READY! for Kindergarten is a program of The Children’s Reading Foundation. It was developed by a team of early childhood educators, kindergarten teachers, parents, caregivers, and others who worked with young children during a seven-year period in conjunction with the Kennewick School District in Washington. The READY! Child Care Center & Preschool kits are adapted from the parent lessons to extend learning for the child between home and child care or preschool.  

The activities in the READY! for Kindergarten Child Care Center & Preschool kits are designed to take advantage of every opportunity for intentional and purposeful play, equipping children with the skills they need to begin kindergarten ready to learn. READY! for Kindergarten activities do not require participants to be professional teachers. They are designed to be used by any caring adult and enable children to experience the joy of learning that will last a lifetime.