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School Readiness Symposia


School Readiness Symposia is our celebrated biannual forum that brings together early education experts, professionals and community members with a focus on what each can do to improve school readiness for Maryland Children. Each Ready At Five Symposia is designed to respond to and address gaps in readiness among key populations and specific early education content and instructional needs. We feature national and international experts who share leading edge research and next best practices that inspire and motivate our committed early education community.

Hands on workshops and break-out sessions provide opportunities to engage with key experts and network with each. Past Symposia topics included, “Incorporating the Arts into the Early Learning Classroom,” “Providing a Vision for Improving Maryland's Early Care and Education System,” and “Why Early Interventions Work, Particularly for Low-income Children.” 

We enable both in-person and virtual attendance opportunities. Early educators receive MSDE Office of Child Care Core Knowledge “clock hours” for attending the Symposia.

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”The symposium helped me think about how to balance getting children ready for kindergarten without losing the essence of what PreK really is – and how to be more aware of when they need more socio emotional support“

–Educator from Centronia
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