Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation and TDOE Partnership Reflects the Largest Statewide Rollout of Ready4K in U.S. Monday, January 11, 2021 | 01:13pm Nashville, TN – Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation (GELF), in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE), announced a statewide rollout of Ready4K, a research-based text messaging program to help parents support their students in learning at home. This marks the largest statewide rollout of the Ready4KContinue reading “140,000 Families Across Tennessee Enrolled in Ready4K Text-Based Program”
We’re excited to share this behind-the-scenes story of how the Ready4K team collaborated with First 5 Del Norte to create the country’s first trauma-informed text message support program.
By Rebecca Honig, Director of Content & Curriculum “Once upon a time…” I still get goose bumps when I hear that phrase. It means something magical is about to happen. It means I’m about to get transported to a far-off place or a time long ago. It means a story is beginning. As a child,Continue reading “The Power of a Story”
By Curran Mahowald, Marketing & Partner Success Manager “A book lets you zoom from time or place. But don’t bother packing. You can stay in one place!” These iconic words from Lavar Burton of Reading Rainbow have taken on new significance in a time of shelter in place and travel restrictions. But at Ready4K, we’reContinue reading “8 Children’s Books to Warm Your Heart This Winter”
We had a great time with everyone who joined us on Dec. 8, 2020 for this webinar on SEL for Kids, Grown-Ups, and YOU. All the resources we shared are available below, as well as sample messages you can share with your families. Messages Families Use Families have told us that these kinds of SELContinue reading “SEL & Self-Care for Kids, Grown-Ups, and YOU”
By Maya Sussman, Director of Product With centers spread across five counties and almost 2,000 square miles, Sequatchie Valley Head Start (SVHS) serves families living in a large area of rural Tennessee, at the Southern end of the Appalachian Mountains. Each year SVHS enrolls about 400 children from low-income families, ranging in age from infantsContinue reading “Evidence to Impact: Ready4K & Sequatchie Valley Head Start”
Grown-ups are familiar with modeling literacy and math skills. But when it comes to social-emotional learning, modeling strong skills can be harder. Especially when adults are under stress. In this 1-hour webinar, we’re going to dive deep into the world social-emotional support and family engagement. Join us to explore: Self-care strategies for educators How toContinue reading “Social Emotional Learning for Kids, Families, and You”
By Francoise Lartigue, Content Manager Lately I feel like an old GPS system. The kind that announces it is “recalculating” every time you miss a turn, as it tries to find a new route. Because each time my family gets a bit of traction, like with a new routine or plan, something seems to throwContinue reading ““Recalculating…”: Calm-Down Strategies for Every Age”
The lessons we’ve learned will help you get community resources into families’ hands. As importantly, it will get those resources used by the families that need them.
“I’d write…Thank you so much for making people safe. The job you are doing is amazing” There’s a lot to do and say and improve today. Which is why this is the perfect time to say “I appreciate you.”