Concrete Resources Families Want

By Maya Sussman, director of product December may be the “Season of Giving,” but we know that schools, Head Starts, and community-based organizations are in the business of giving all year round. Our partners share concrete resources, opportunities, and advice with families constantly, based on their unique understanding of their community’s needs and strengths. ButContinue reading “Concrete Resources Families Want”

Ready4K is Going to Middle School!

By Rebecca Honig, director of content When my first child went to elementary school I basically went with her. I mean, I didn’t enroll officially, but there were enough PTA meetings, classroom volunteer opportunities, conferences, concerts, family nights, and field trips to give me the general sense that I was traveling through each grade rightContinue reading “Ready4K is Going to Middle School!”

Culturally Responsive Family Engagement

By Heer Shaikh, Program Success Manager “Sahteen” (صحتين) means “double health.” People wish each other “Sahteen” before and after eating. It’s one of the bits and pieces of culture I squirreled away when learning Arabic as a kid. There’s no equivalent in English or any of the other languages that were part of my childhood.Continue reading “Culturally Responsive Family Engagement”

Webinar: Sparking Family Literacy Moments

By the Ready4K Team Families are essential partners in building early literacy muscles. But catalyzing those moments requires a great plan that: Makes it easy for families Leverages your strengths Encourages families to feel like they’re part of the team In this workshop we explore and practice proven tactics for creating a family-facing literacy programContinue reading “Webinar: Sparking Family Literacy Moments”

Ready for Grade 5 Families

By Françoise Lartigue, M.Ed., Ready4K senior content and curriculum specialist When I was in the throes of parenting toddler twins and a preschooler, bleary eyed and physically exhausted, a friend with older children said, “Don’t worry it’ll shift. Parenting young children is mostly physically demanding. Parenting older kids is more mentally demanding.” “Oh”, I saidContinue reading “Ready for Grade 5 Families”

Case Study: Montana OPI Migrant Education Program and Ready4K

Across the country, the US agricultural sector relies on migrant workers. Migrant families work everywhere from the dairy farms of Vermont to the berry fields of southern California to the fisheries of Alaska. And as they move, migrant families are also working hard to ensure that their children have the educational opportunities they deserve. ButContinue reading “Case Study: Montana OPI Migrant Education Program and Ready4K”

Benefits of Play (for Grown-Ups)

By Rebecca Honig, Ready4K director of content This blog post has ONE purpose: TO INSPIRE YOU TO PLAY. This blog post writer is going to try many tactics to get you to play. She’s going to pull out all the stops. If this blog post falls short and does NOT inspire you to play, thisContinue reading “Benefits of Play (for Grown-Ups)”