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”

What Elementary Families Want

By Mary Westervelt, director of marketing, and Maya Sussman, director of product Last weekend I broke into my son’s school. Well, the gate was unlocked and ajar, but as I snuck down the steps and peeked through that tiny door window, I felt like an intruder. It’s been a long time since I felt likeContinue reading “What Elementary Families Want”

Self-Care: Are Families Actually Doing It?

By Maya Sussman, Ready4K director of product “Last night I slept on a baseball…” A year ago today this line opened our call-to-action about taking Self-Care in Small Moments. We knew that with the pandemic wreaking havoc with everyone’s daily routine, and stress skyrocketing, creative solutions to self-care were essential.  We were so excited toContinue reading “Self-Care: Are Families Actually Doing It?”

Reimagining Family Engagement

By Heer Shaikh, Program Success Manager for Distance Learning Over the last 12 months, I’ve had the opportunity to bear witness to the journey of thousands of educators and hundreds of thousands of families. As Partner Success Manager for Distance Learning at Ready4K, I’ve talked to educators who have completely reinvented the learning experience duringContinue reading “Reimagining Family Engagement”

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”

Goldilocks Family Engagement

By Curran Mahowald, Partner Success This back-to-school season, many educators are managing a tricky tension with their family engagement strategy. They want to provide as much support as possible to families without overwhelming them. And parents are getting lots of digital resources for at-home learning. As a result, many of our partners here at Ready4KContinue reading “Goldilocks Family Engagement”