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”

Transition Time Tips for Kids of All Ages

By April Hawkins, Marketing Manager, and Françoise Lartigue, Content Manager Last month, I left a demanding school leadership role to join Ready4K. This was a hard decision that I made after realizing that my family life was happening without me. As you know, the pandemic had everyone working from home. In our house, this meantContinue reading “Transition Time Tips for Kids of All Ages”

5 Literacy Skills Parents Love to Practice

By April Hawkins, Marketing Manager Literacy skills can be fun for parents and caregivers. I learned this firsthand when my spouse and I signed up to be foster parents. Before we knew it, we had three kids in our care, including a first grader who had not yet learned to read. We taught her literacyContinue reading “5 Literacy Skills Parents Love to Practice”

You Are Not Alone: Building Mental Health Awareness in 2021

By Françoise Lartigue, Ready4K Content Manager A few weeks ago I ran into a good friend whom I hadn’t seen in awhile. Before I could get a word in, she stated “Don’t even ask me how I am doing!” “Okay” I responded, “So how are you coping then?” “Ha, ha!,” she said. “Not well andContinue reading “You Are Not Alone: Building Mental Health Awareness in 2021”

Feelings First

By Rebecca Honig, Director of Content and Curriculum Every day, for the past 4 months, my 9-year-old daughter asks the same question, “How many days till I can hug my friends again?” This longing is echoed by my 13-year old who frequently probes, “When will sleepovers be a thing again?” and worries aloud, “What ifContinue reading “Feelings First”

Case Study: A Safety Net and a Springboard

By Curran Mahowald, Partnerships Manager Preventing and mitigating the effects of trauma was already a focus back in 2019 when Principal Domenic Russo first presented his vision for Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) and social and emotional learning. That was the year when Lee Antonello Elementary School established a trauma informed partnership with ProjectHEAL.  LikeContinue reading “Case Study: A Safety Net and a Springboard”

On Development and Dreams

By Rebecca Honig, Director of Content & Curriculum This weekend I had an opportunity to listen in to a mixed age conversation about dreams. It was a group of PreK-2nd graders. Under normal circumstances they’d be meeting in person to do projects, play together, learn together. This year, like so many things, they come togetherContinue reading “On Development and Dreams”