The Preschool and Child Care Task Force was privileged to work closely with the Herrick District Library this month. The Library invited both the Center and Home-based roundtables to learn about the services offered for early childhood education. Did you know there are resources available through the library like Discovery Bins and Packs that early childhood institutions can check out to supplement their own curriculum?
The Professional Development Work Group is collaborating with the Children's Advocacy Center to host a Darkness to Light training on the evening of September 10th, for early childhood professionals . Darkness to Light is a child abuse prevention, recognition, and reaction training.
On June 12, Ready for School hosted the "Get Connected" Luncheon. More than 50 school administrators attended to learn more about Ready for School and how we can all work together to impact kindergarten readiness.
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In March of this year, Ready for School completed its pilot year of Healthy Beginnings - a partnership with the Holland Community Health Center and InterCare to coordinate care and resource referral for children ages 0-5. With a commitment to collaboration, the Healthy Beginnings team has been evaluating the research results of the pilot year to assess how to strengthen the current program and plan for its expansion. Read full article>
United Way Partnership
We are excited to announce that Ready for School is now a funded partner of the Greater Ottawa County United Way for our Tuition Assistance program. We would like to thank the donors, volunteers and staff of United Way for all they do to support important programs in our community!
The Ready For School Tuition Assistance Program continues to grow as 49 children have been approved so far this year. If you know of any family that would benefit from this program please refer them to Ready for School.
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