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Ready for School, Ready for Life is a collaborative effort to build a connected, innovative system of care for Guilford County’s youngest children and their families. We work with the news media and digital partners to raise awareness and share our work.

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Stephanie Skordas
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stephanies@getreadyguilford.org
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Partner Spotlight: Center for the Study of Social Policy

The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) works to achieve a racially, economically, and socially just society in which all children, youth, and families thrive. Through community partners like Ready for School, Ready for Life ….

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The Basics Enhance Tot Spot at Greensboro Children’s Museum

The new Tot Spot features The Basics Guilford, five fun, science-based parenting and caregiving concepts that anyone can do. Ready for School, Ready for Life (Ready Ready) is pleased to present The Basics.

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Community Survey launched

Working with our partners at UNC-Greensboro, Ready Ready is developing a community survey to gather information on how best to prepare children for school.

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Read our 2020 Impact Report

We are pleased to share our organization’s first annual report.

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Parent leadership training

Seven parent leaders in the Guilford Parent Leader Network have attended the Spiral of Transformative Change Equity Webinar Series. This education series is similar to the training Ready Ready staff and board members received through the Equity Strategies Committee.

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Worthy Wages for Worthy Work

See what these early child care teachers and administrators are experiencing daily. We collaborated with EQuIPD to create this video focused on Guilford County’s early child care teachers.

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Coaching for Literacy awards grant

Teaming with the North Carolina A&T State University men’s and women’s basketball teams, Coaching for Literacy has awarded Ready Ready a grant as part of its #Fight4Literacy initiative.

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The National Institute for Children’s Health Quality featured contributions from Ready Ready and Program Manager Michelle Chapin in its new brief, “Embedding Equity in Early Childhood Initiatives.” 

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Partner Spotlight: North Carolina Early Education Coalition

The North Carolina Early Education Coalition (NCEEC) works to ensure that all children have access to high-quality early care and learning experiences. Ready for School, Ready for Life (Ready Ready) has partnered with the Coalition on the Think Babies NC Alliance.

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Partner Spotlight: Project LLIFE

Project LLIFE aims to increase skills and performance in language and literacy for children between the ages of 1-4.

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Partner Spotlight: Guilford Child Development

Guilford Child Development was one of Ready Ready’s first partners, heavily involved in the 100-day challenges that helped coalesce the community effort into the growing nonprofit organization we are today.

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Guilford Parent Leader Network

The Guilford Parent Leader Network was established as a decision-making body of Ready for School, Ready for Life. The goal of the group is to ensure that family voice is brought into every key decision as we work together to build an innovative, connected early childhood system in Guilford County.

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November: CEO Message

Dear Ready Ready Friend, Governor Roy Cooper has designated November as Family Engagement Month in North Carolina. It couldn’t come at a better time. While November traditionally brings a focus on family and gratitude, this year may include some extra stress. An important presidential election in a country deeply divided by politics happened this week. […]

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Partner Spotlight: Healthy Steps

Partner Spotlight: Healthy Steps Science shows that 80% of brain development occurs by age three, making the first few years of a child’s life critical to their health and future well-being. But often times, these years are overwhelming for parents and caregivers as they face challenges integrating a new child into their lives. These challenges […]

Keep Your Child’s Development on Pace During the Pandemic

KEEP YOUR CHILD’S DEVELOPMENT ON PACE DURING THE PANDEMIC Benefits of Reading with Your Child         While they use different terms, Guilford Basics (Read and Discuss Stories) and Read Charlotte (Active Reading), both offer great tips for engaging your child while reading. Below are a few suggestions from them: Commit to Read Every Day Try to set aside […]

Ready Ready Monthly Newsletter

We’ll keep you up to date on our mission, provide news you can use, and resources for families with children in our community.

CEO Priorities Update

CEO Charrise Hart shares outcomes from our system-building work each month.

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Ready for School, Ready for Life

Guilford County Schools will provide free breakfast and lunch to all students through the 2021-22 school year. https://www.facebook.com/GCSchoolsNC/posts/10159182275546233

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Ready for School, Ready for Life

We're teaming up with BackPack Beginnings for a back to school, diaper, and food drive through event on August 7. For more info: https://www.facebook.com/BackPackBeginnings/posts/5994288720613010

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Ready for School, Ready for Life

Families with children with special needs often struggle to find the skilled, responsive care that their babies need. For crying out loud, let’s make sure all babies have the #ChildCare they need to thrive! #ThinkBabiesandAct https://go.thinkbabies.org/ForCryingOutLoud

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Ready for School, Ready for Life

Families with babies with disabilities often face additional expenses, creating financial stress that can impact their well-being. Act now to tell Congress, for crying out loud, make the expanded #ChildTaxCredit permanent! https://go.thinkbabies.org/ForCryingOutLoud #ThinkBabiesandAct

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Ready for School, Ready for Life

Babies are influenced by parents’ and caregivers’ mental health right from the start. #PaidLeave gives families the opportunity to care for themselves and support babies’ social and emotional development. For crying out loud, families need #PaidLeave!

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Ready for School, Ready for Life

Babies need #EconomicSecurity, #PaidLeave and #ChildCare that promotes their resilience and supports lifelong #MentalHealth. For crying out loud, let's give babies what they need to thrive! #AmericanFamiliesPlan. Act now:

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This Saturday, August 7, our friends at BackPack Beginnings. Food Lion Feeds, and A Simple Gesture are offering food, diapers, school supplies, and more.
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Families and caregivers have carried this nation on their backs before and during the pandemic. Now it’s time to have their backs with bold investments in the building blocks they need to thrive: #ChildCare, #PaidLeave, and the #ChildTaxCredit. #ThinkBabiesandAct https://t.co/9pLyOLqyEr 4school4life photo

A strong economy depends on strong structures that support families and communities. When all babies have what they need, it creates a strong society for all of us. For crying out loud, Congress, pass the #AmericanFamiliesPlan! #ThinkBabiesandAct https://t.co/aTxJoVoc2w

Families with babies with disabilities often face additional expenses, creating financial stress that can impact their well-being. Act now to tell Congress, for crying out loud, make the expanded #ChildTaxCredit permanent! https://t.co/aTxJoV6BaY #ThinkBabiesandAct
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