Parents Matter

You are your child's first teacher! No one matters more in your young child's life. Click on the links below to explore our Parents Matter series:  downloadable publications full of advice, tips, and information to support you in your crucial role as a parent.

  • Parents play an important role in improving the school readiness of young children. These cards provide parents with essential information and tips on how to Talk To Your Child and Read to Your Child. This publication is also available in Spanish.
  • It's Time for School
    A new resource for parents whose children will transition into or enroll in public preK or Kindergarten programs. Also available in a black/white version. School systems throughout Maryland can replicate and distribute this publication.

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Ready At Five elevates the discussion about, and works to improve 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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