OUR VISION FOR THE FUTURE:
All children enter kindergarten ready to thrive.

To make this vision a reality, the Ready for K Alliance will focus on four outcome areas: Healthy Development, Access & Quality, Family and Caregiver Engagement and Systems Alignment.

2020 Ready for K Impact Report

HEALTHY DEVELOPMENT

Children are born healthy with access to resources to maintain healthy development.

 

Long-term goals:

  • Reduce disparities in maternal health rates.
  • Reduce disparities in birth outcomes for infants.
  • Increase the number of children with access to a primary health provider.

ACCESS AND QUALITY

Families have access to affordable, high-quality early care and education.

 

Long-term goals:

  • Families have resources to support their child’s participation in high-quality early care and education.
  • A variety of public and private high-quality programs are available that meet family and community needs.

FAMILY AND CAREGIVER ENGAGEMENT

Families and caregivers are equipped with knowledge and understanding of their child’s development and involve themselves in helping them thrive.

 

Long-term goals:

  • Increase family and caregiver engagement in their child’s learning.
  • Increase family and caregiver knowledge of developmental milestones.

SYSTEMS ALIGNMENT

Institutions, services, and agencies serving children are comprehensive, collaborative, aligned and coordinated.

 

Long-term goals:

  • Health and development programs serving infants, toddlers and their families are coordinated, collaborative and aligned to provide consistent services.
  • Private childcare, Head Start, Early Head Start and Public Pre-K providers work collaboratively to help families find the best early learning program for their child.
  • School and community supports for families with young children are aligned and coordinated to leverage resources and meet the diverse needs of families.

Join Us!

The Ready for K Alliance has outlined our areas of impact; Healthy Development, Access & Quality, Family & Caregiver Engagement, and Systems Alignment. Now we’re asking our partners to commit to improving outcomes in each of these areas below.

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