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. Please submit the application below for those families that come to your attention.
Ready for School was and is a blessing. I found Ready for School at a Plascore company party where my mom works. We struggled to put my sons through preschool and knew it would be a challenge for my daughter. I was so thrilled when we got the call that she was blessed with a grant to go to preschool. She is learning socialization skills and how to govern herself in a classroom, and the best part is they welcome her as she is, an opinionated, charismatic little spitfire of a three year old. Thank you Ready for School for allowing us to prepare for her future.
Mother of preschooler
Your child’s Health Care Provider is committed to your child’s health and success. Going to all your child’s well child visits is very important because you can ask questions about parenting, school readiness, eating well and discipline. The American Academy of Pediatrics has great information to reference.
The first 5 years of life are critical to your child’s lifelong development. The sooner you catch a delay or disability, the sooner you can help connect children with services and supports that make a real difference. The Ottawa Area Intermediate School District offers the Ages & Stages developmental questionnaire free of charge to parents.
Great Start to Quality offers parents information on licensed in-home and center-based childcare and preschool options.
Parenting is hard work! But it can also be fun and rewarding. There are many things you can do to help build a safe, stable, and nurturing relationship with your child. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has great information to help you handle some common parenting challenges, so you can be a more confident parent and enjoy helping your child grow.