Ready for School is committed to building bridges with early childhood professionals that lead to a seamless transition from the early education experience to kindergarten and beyond. Parents indicate that they look to you as a trusted institution for information on early childhood education. See below for ways you could become part of the Ready for School movement.
Ready for School can provide your school with resources and information on early childhood education for the families you serve.
Preschool Tuition Assistance
Ready for School wants all of the children in our community to have the opportunity to attend Preschool, but we realize that the cost can be an obstacle. Tuition Assistance is available to qualified families to help cover the cost of Preschool tuition. We are proud to say that we have granted over 1,000 applications since 2011. Families whose income exceeds federal and state criteria for other preschool programs may qualify for our assistance. Please connect families that come to your attention with Ready for School.
Knowing the skills that children need in order to be ready to enter kindergarten is essential to our mission. Ready for School has teamed up with kindergarten teachers in the community to provide Building Bridges. This training session brings kindergarten teachers and early childhood professionals together to collaborate on the latest and most effective research based teaching methods as well as the expectations on today’s students. Contact us if you would like your school to participate in this training session.
Kinder Camp is a 3-day kindergarten orientation program designed to help children feel comfortable and confident entering their educational journey. Educators from Outdoor Discovery Center provide engaging nature-based activities while the classroom teacher is able to make observations, teach daily procedures (lining up, using the bathroom, playground safety, lunchroom procedures, etc.), and gain some insight into a child’s readiness. Contact us if you would like your school to participate in this program.