Newborn to age five? Get READY! for Kindergarten

READY! for Kindergarten clipart with child forming the y

From the moment a child is born, every day matters to ensure they develop the literacy and learning skills required for success in school and life. Families, schools, communities, together can raise a nation of readers and prepare every child for kindergarten.

For more than two decades, the research, advocacy, and early learning and literacy programs of The Children’s Reading Foundation® have vastly improved literacy and school readiness skills of children across the country and in Canada. The foundation’s multifaceted approach engages families, caregivers, schools, and communities during children’s vital early learning years of birth through third grade.

Banner art supplied by Ready! for Kindergarten featuring a fox blowing a  horn calling out for families to get ready for kindergarten

Knox County families with a child between newborn and age five are eligible to participate in the foundation’s READY! for Kindergarten program.   Through Knox County’s partnership with Berea College’s Partners for Education, this workshop will be open to all Knox County families free of cost.  The workshop will be held on December 9, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, at G.R. Hampton Elementary School.

There will be free parent/family workshops held as well as free materials and educational toys distributed.  Childcare will be provided.

Prepare your child for success in school now by registering for READY! for Kindergarten by visiting or contact Berea Partner Andrea McKeehan at (606)215-1797.