It's Music Monday in the Week of the Young Child!

It's the Week of the Young Child and to celebrate Music Monday we invite you to make your own instruments and perform a concert with your child! Check out our ParentTips for more great ideas! We'd also like to offer a limited trial offer of ReadyRosie, which is an early education tool that is currently helping schools and communities across the nation deepen and scale their parent engagement efforts by leveraging the power of video modeling and mobile technology to meet and equip parents where they are. ReadyRosie has hundreds of brief videos in English and Spanish that model everyday interactions in familiar environments with real parents. Go to https://readyrosie.com/register/ and enter the code 19888.


Don't Miss Our School Readiness Symposium "Building Equity In Early Learning!"

Make sure to register for our School Readiness Symposium "Building Equity in Early Learning" on April 25, 2017 at the BWI Airport Marriott featuring Walter S. Gilliam Ph.D., Director, Yale Child Study Center.  Following the keynote delivered by Dr. Gilliam Shining a Light on Implicit Bias to Improve the Quality of Early Learning for All Children, participants can choose from four different afternoon workshops.  Please click here to register online or click here to download the registration form if needed. 


New Video Highlights Ready At Five's Enriching School Readiness Symposia


Ready At Five Congratulates Louise Corwin on her Retirement and Welcomes Steven Hicks as New Executive Director

The Executive Leadership Committee of Ready At Five is pleased to announce that Steven Hicks, former Senior Policy Advisor on Early Learning at the U.S. Department of Education, has been named the new Executive Director. He is replacing Louise Corwin, who is retiring after having led the organization for 15 years.
 
Hicks has spent nearly 30 years teaching and working to build and improve quality early learning systems for America's young children. Most recently, he served as Senior Policy Advisor on Early Learning at the U.S. Department of Education, where he focused on advancing the national early learning agenda through, among other areas, the Preschool Development Grants and Early Learning Challenge programs.  Prior to that, he was a Teaching Ambassador Fellow at the Department following 20 years as a preschool, kindergarten and early elementary school teacher.  He is a frequent speaker on early childhood topics across the U.S. and internationally.
 
Hicks holds a Master's degree in Early Childhood and Primary Education from California State University in Los Angeles, and a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of California in Santa Cruz.
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