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Ready At Five is dedicated to elevating school readiness for all Maryland children...



school readiness

83% of Maryland's kindergarteners are fully ready for school...


What is school readiness? Click here for FAQs about school readiness.



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what's new

The 2013-2014 School Readiness Report - Children Entering School Ready to Learn -- captured by Ready At Five in its Getting Ready publications distills, dissects and publishes the kindergarten assessment data in a variety of formats, illustrating that 83% of Maryland's kindergarten students entered school ready to be successful. Click here to view and download the Getting Ready publications.

It's been a big year for Ready At Five. The early childhood system in Maryland became more robust.  Learn more about our work in 2013!

Dance is a type of art that involves moving the body in new and different ways.  Encourage your child to dance and express themselves creatively with our April ParentTip on Dancing and Moving Creatively! The April PPOD developmental tip of the month is about Learning Body Parts.  Most 18-month olds can point to four body parts.  By the time they are two years old, most can point to six body parts.  Click here for ways to help your child learn their body parts.


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Baltimore, MD  21228


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voices from the field

"VIOLETS on the bus offered in our rural community in Queen Anne's County wouldn't be possible without the wonderful support of Ready At Five. Our families look forward to our visits and enjoy listening to the wonderful stories presented in the VIOLETS format. The children love this experience and we have such a good feeling after working in the community - thanks for helping the children in our community become better prepared for school success!" - Elizabeth Miller, Coordinator, Judy Center Partnership of Queen Anne's County