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about ready at five

Empowering early childhood professionals and parents to deliver the highest quality learning experiences to Maryland children.

Mission and Vision

Ready At Five is committed to comprehensive school readiness for all Maryland children. Our vision is that every child in Maryland has the foundational skills needed for success in school, career and life.

What we do

Ready At Five empowers Early Care and Education professionals to advance the school readiness of Maryland’s children so that they can succeed in school and life.  

Working across state, local, and community levels, we foster an engaged community that shares our commitment to childhood learning—driving awareness, dialogues and connections. We empower early childhood educators to deliver the highest quality learning experience to children by helping them increase their skills and knowledge, bringing leading edge ideas into the learning environment. 


We offer data rich school readiness research and insights that builds awareness, drives priorities and bolsters statewide efforts to invest in early childhood education. Through advocacy, leadership, understanding and community, we make a difference. Explore our insights and programs:

  • School readiness data and resources

  • Innovative programs and curricula

  • Parent/child activities and resources

Mission and vision
“I am honored to chair Ready At Five’s Executive Leadership Committee, and truly believe in the work that Ready At Five does to ensure that all of Maryland’s children are ready to be successful in school and in life.”

–Meredith Callanan, Chair

Annual Report

Explore our annual report to learn more about Ready At Five's accomplishments 

Annual Report

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