Ready Set Go

Ready Set 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.

Check out this Community Collaborative's latest impact report here.

If you'd like to enroll a child in the Imagination Library initiative or have access to more Ready Set Go resources, please visit: