United Way of Greater Lorain County

Ready Set Go...to Kindergarten

Ready Set Go LogoReady Set Go…to Kindergarten is a community collaborative of 13 partners representing neighborhoods, schools, nonprofits and government agencies focused on improving kindergarten readiness for children in the Elyria City School District. The collaborative also works directly with 14 early education centers whose students will likely attend Elyria City Schools beginning in kindergarten.

The collaborative provides targeted activities and programs addressing the physical health, social/emotional development, behavioral health, academic preparedness and parental support for each child.

Specific strategies include implementation of an Imagination Library - a national initiative that mails high quality, age-appropriate books directly to family’s homes - for children aged birth to kindergarten, identifying children who need intervention and providing them with services before kindergarten, providing tools and resources to homecare providers and stay-at-home family providers, assisting all families and children with a formal transition plan to kindergarten and including neighborhood childcare center staff and homecare providers in advanced training facilitated by the school district.

Ready Set Go…to Kindergarten is made possible by the following partners:

  • Child Care Resource Center
  • Elyria City Health District
  • Elyria City Schools
  • Elyria Public Library System
  • Horizon Education Centers
  • LCCC Children’s Learning Center
  • Lorain County Community Action Agency
  • Lorain County Health & Dentistry
  • Lorain County Job and Family Services
  • OhioGuidestone
  • St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
  • State Support Team Region 2
  • United Way of Greater Lorain County



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