For Parents

You are your child's first and most important teacher! There are many things you can do with your child, starting at birth, to help him/her be ready to succeed in school.

And, we are here to help. Our ParentTips, parent-child activities, school readiness resources, and other important information will show you how.


Parents Matter

Getting Ready

Getting Ready Spanish

School Readiness Activity Cards

Summer Activity Packet

Activities to Do with Your Child

Spanish Resources

About Ready at Five

united way rafReady 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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Ready At Five is happy to celebrate April as the Month of the Young Child by adopting a VIOLETS classroom and distributing VIOLETS Activity Totes at the Y of Central Maryland Emily Price Jones Head Start Program on Elgin Avenue in Baltimore City.

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