Children are born healthy with access to resources to maintain healthy development.
- 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.
- 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.
- Increase family and caregiver engagement in their child’s learning.
- Increase family and caregiver knowledge of developmental milestones.
Institutions, services, and agencies serving children are comprehensive, collaborative, aligned and coordinated.
- 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.
The work of the Ready for K Alliance is informed by national, state, and local data.
Learn more about the data sources that inform our work here.
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.