What is the Ready for K Alliance?
The Ready For K Alliance is aligned with the Evolve 502 initiative to improve the quality and access to early care and education programs. It is a partnership of leaders from local education, business, philanthropy, social and health sectors, and government entities working together to effect dramatic improvement in the kindergarten readiness for Louisville-area children age 0-5.
The Ready for K Alliance is committed to the ongoing development and education of children birth – 5 years old in our community. We know that in the current environment children, families, and caregivers are spending more time than ever at home. Below is a list of free and low-cost resources and activities for children and families to utilize at home ensuring continued engagement and learning. View resources here.
Ready for K Alliance is committed to developing a collaborative network of early care and education providers, partners, and other key stakeholders to provide a seamless system of support for children ages birth to kindergarten entry via evidence-based best practices in the areas of access, quality, engagement and transitioning into kindergarten.
- Families are assets and a child’s first teacher
- Early Childhood Educators are lifelong learners and need to be afforded the opportunity to continuously learn and grow
- Programs, schools, and the community need to meet families ‘where they are’
- Projects and programs must be evidence-based, culturally and linguistically responsive, and developmentally appropriate
- Partners are dedicated to using data and leveraging existing services to enhance services for children and families
- Increase community understanding about the benefits of investing in early childhood development
- Access & Quality: Working to increase the quality of and access to early care and education programs.
- Engagement: By increasing parents’ and caregivers’ knowledge of and involvement in helping their children become ready for kindergarten.
- Transitioning: Working to create shared understanding and ownership of kindergarten readiness to ensure partnerships between community, families and schools so that children smoothly transition to school.
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