Welcome

Learning begins at birth. In the first years of life, a child's brain develops at a faster pace than during any other time. That growth depends on nurturing caregiving, from parents and others, and is the foundation for all the learning and development that follows.and school readiness, as well as community resources that help to strengthen families.
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Ready Families

Goal: Ensure parents have the skills, confidence, and knowledge they need to be leaders and advocates in their children’s learning and development. Help communities increase capacity through well-coordinated resources and broad stakeholder involvement to support children’s healthy development starting at birth.
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Ready Educators

Goal: Ensure that the highest quality early education and care is available to all young children – infants, toddlers, preschoolers and kindergartners – in all settings: family child care, private/community based centers, Head Start, and school-based early education.
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Ready Systems

Goal: Succeed in detecting and responding to barriers to child development and school readiness early, particularly family and environmental conditions, through healthcare, early childhood systems of intervention and other systems serving young children.
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Ready City

Goal: Transform Boston into a city that prioritizes children’s school readiness by promoting effective collaboration across all sectors.
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Children Ready

Goal: Ultimately, ensure young children will be ready for sustained success in school.
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