Registration is Now Open for Our School Readiness Symposium!

Ready At Five is hosting its Spring School Readiness Symposium, Supporting the Whole Child: Social and Emotional Learning, on May 17, 2018 at the BWI Airport Marriott. In partnership with Maryland State Department of Education Division of Early Childhood Development and support from our sponsor Kaplan, the symposium will feature Keynote Speaker Dr. Stephanie Jones, Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education. Workshops will follow after lunch.  Please click here to register.

Ready At Five Seeks New Executive Director

Ready At Five has a long history of high quality work helping to make Maryland's early childhood system more effective for all.  Join us in shaping the future of this dynamic organization because the Early Years Matter and School Readiness Matters!

Please click here for the job description for Ready At Five's Executive Director.

Families Lead the Way: Transforming Communities through Engagement Call for Proposals

Dear Early Childhood Partners,

The Maryland Family Engagement Coalition is seeking workshop presenters for the third Maryland Family Engagement Summit to be held on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at the Conference Center at the Maritime Institute in the BWI area. The Summit will be attended by educators, parent ambassadors, family service coordinators, Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC) members, and state and local policy makers. Proposals for the 2-hour breakout sessions should support the theme of cultivating and developing family leaders, and strategies for engaging families as leaders in schools, programs, and communities with an emphasis on moving from involvement to engagement. All proposals should take into consideration the particular strengths and needs of dual-language or non-English-speaking families and families of children with disabilities. Proposals should align with the Maryland Early Childhood Family Engagement Framework and should indicate which specific goals of the Framework it supports.

Torticollis Website For Parents Survey

The purpose of this study is to determine the desirability of a website on torticollis for parents.
If you are either a legal guardian of a child 5 years of age or younger, or a professional who works with children 5 years of age or younger and are at least 18 years old, and can read and write in English, please help the University of Maryland School of Medicine by completing this brief survey.

For parent survey please go to:

For professional survey please go to:

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About Ready at Five


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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