Ready At Five is Building Momentum and is Pleased to Share Our Work in 2016!

There is work to be done and Ready At Five is doing its part to increase the number of children entering kindergarten ready to succeed.  Please click here to see our 2016 Annual Report!


Try ReadyRosie for Free!

We'd like to offer a limited trial offer of ReadyRosie, which is an early education tool that is currently helping schools and communities across the nation deepen and scale their parent engagement efforts by leveraging the power of video modeling and mobile technology to meet and equip parents where they are. ReadyRosie has hundreds of brief videos in English and Spanish that model everyday interactions in familiar environments with real parents. Go to https://readyrosie.com/register/  and enter the code 19888.


Celebrate the Young Child this Month and Every Month!

Last month we celebrated the Month of the Young Child.  Everywhere, we focused attention on the needs of young children and their families and recognized the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs. Well, almost everywhere. The White House recently released its FY2018 "skinny" budget. The funding cuts in education are big, and, unlike the past few budgets, early learning is not even mentioned. Remember, this is just a proposal, and Congress will use this guidance as they draft their next funding plan for the government. Meanwhile, Congress is finalizing the FY2017 budget this week – it’s over 7 months late. That is a long time for our children to wait. And while many programs supporting young children have been spared the knife, the administration promises to be more forceful next time. From the comments (and tweets) made, we could not be in a more perilous time for our children and ensuring that they get equitable opportunities to high-quality early learning.

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Ready At Five Celebrates April as the Month of the Young Child!

Ready At Five is happy to celebrate April as the Month of the Young Child!  Our Executive Director Steven Hicks enjoyed reading a story and handing out gift bags with books to Mrs. Wagner's  Pre-K students from Arlington Elementary School. 


About Ready at Five

Ready At Five is a dynamic, statewide program of the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education that elevates the discussion, practice and quality of early childhood education in Maryland, so that all children will be ready for school. We believe that all children should have the foundational skills needed for success in school, career and life.

 

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"My students and I enjoyed the VIOLETS program. When I arranged the chairs in front of the easel they commented that it was like a movie theater. From that moment on, our VIOLETS time became known as Book Theater!" 

-Doris Ball of First Baptist Church of St. Charles

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