Ready Set Go...to Kindergarten is a Community Collaborative focused on improving kindergarten readiness for children in the Elyria City School District. The collaborative provides targeted activities and programs addressing the physical health, social/emotional development, behavioral health, academic preparedness, and parental support for each child.
Initiatives: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.
Partners: Child Care Resource Center | Elyria City Schools | Elyria Parks and Recreation | Elyria Public Library System | Horizon Education Centers | LCCC Children's Learning Center | Lorain County Community Action Agency | Lorain County Job and Family Services | Lorain County Public Health | OhioGuidestone | St. Andrew's Episcopal Church | State Support Team Region 2 | United Way of Greater Lorain County
*The collaborative also works directly with 14 early education centers whose students will likely attend Elyria City Schools beginning in kindergarten.