Help your Child Learn to Communicate with our March ParentTip!

From the very first days of his life, your child is learning to communicate. Language and literacy are how your child learns to express his needs and understand others by talking, listening, and reading and writing. These are important for his getting ready to start school. Everything you do with your child, from infancy through preschool, has an effect on her language skills and her ability to learn to read. Click here  to see our March ParentTip on Helping Your Child Communicate!

We are Pleased to Share our Work in 2015!

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 2015 Annual Report!

Congratulations to First Book!

We'd like to congratulate our friends at First Book for receiving the 2015 David M. Rubenstein Prize, the largest of three literacy prizes awarded by the Library of Congress! 
Check out the powerful new video  on First Book's work, the second in a series made possible by special funding from C&S Wholesale Grocers.

Bring the Magic of Storytelling to our State!

Great stories change lives - especially for young people in need. First Book is teaming up with Disney and ABC to give you the power to share the magic of storytelling with the kids you serve in a BIG way. All you have to do is vote!

Over the years, Disney has donated more than 50 million books to First Book, a nonprofit that gets new books and resources to kids in need. We're celebrating by giving you the chance to win 100,000 free books for schools and programs in your state!

Voting for your state is free. Vote as many times as you'd like
between now and March 31! at the following link!

Want to make our state #1? 
• Share this message encouraging others to vote. Anyone can vote to bring books to our state, regardless of their eligibility to sign up with First Book. 
• Spread the word on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag ‪#‎MagicOfStorytelling‬. Each time this hashtag is used Disney will donate an additional book!

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Ready At Five improves the practice and quality of early childhood education in Maryland.


We believe that every child in Maryland should have the foundational skills needed for success in school, career and life.

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