Stay Healthy and Continue Being Your Child's Best Teacher!

We care about the health and safety of all Maryland Children and their caregivers, in addition to the well-being of our Ready At Five team during this global pandemic.  Based on recommendations at the federal,  state and local levels we have made the decision that until further notice, we will have an extremely limited staff presence in our office.   Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us through email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  and on Facebook and Twitter instead of by phone.  In addition, we encourage you to explore our website for ParentTips, School Readiness Activity Cards and Links to School Readiness Resources that can help you with your child’s important learning during this challenging time.  Be healthy and well!

Giant Food Giving Bag Program - You Can Still Help Ready At Five!

We were thrilled to have been chosen to participate in the Giant Food Community Bag Program where we raised $56 for Ready At Five in the month of December.  
Even better news is that Ready At can still raise funds all year long through the Giant Food Giving Tag Program!  Just go to ANY Giant Food location and purchase the $2.50 reusable Community Bag and turn the Giving Tag (attached to the bag) over to the back side and scratch it off to reveal your unique code.  Then visit within 7 days of purchase and submit your code to select Ready At Five as the recipient of the $1 donation!  
It's that easy and it helps us with our work to ensure that every child in Maryland have the foundational skills needed for success in school, career and life. 

Celebrating a Successful School Readiness Symposium and Welcoming 2020!

Happy New Year!  We would like to thank all of our sponsors, speakers and attendees who took part in the December 11th School Readiness Symposium at Turf Valley Conference Center.  Over 350 guests were in attendance as Junlei Li, Ph.D., Saul Zentz Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education and Dana Winters, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Child & Family Studies and Director of Simple Interactions & Academic Programs, Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children's Media at Saint Vincent College delivered the keynote address on "Looking for Helpers, Finding Hope."  After a lunch time presentation by Steven Hicks, Assistant State Superintendent, Division of Early Childhood at the Maryland State Department of Education, participants had their choice of afternoon workshops.
(Save the date for May 13, 2020 when Alvin Irby, MS, MPA, former kindergarten teacher turned award-winning social entrepreneur, speaker, comedian and author and founder of Barbershop Books will be our Keynote Speaker)!

We are Participating in the Giant Food Community Bag Program!

Hooray, it's December! Ready At Five will receive a $1 donation for every $2.50 Community Bag sold in December at the Giant Food store located at 6020 Marshalee Drive, Elkridge MD.  Please visit the store and buy a bag to help all Maryland children be ready for school!

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