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What makes Ready4K Family Workshops different?
Workshops are an important part of your family engagement program. But creating a high quality, engaging event is a lot of work! That’s why we set out to make it easy for you and your team to give great workshops your families will love.
The Ready4K Family Workshop system:
- Is easy to implement, flexible to suit your families’ needs, and simple to align to your curriculum goals
- Engages the whole family with a multigenerational approach
- Includes modeled moments, interactive games, songs, and stories
- Reinforces your Ready4K text message program
Through a one-of-a-kind set of tools for facilitators and families, Ready4K takes the “work” out of workshops.
The workshop kit includes:
- Eight step-by-step guides for workshop leaders on how to facilitate each workshop
- Eight activity guides for families, including book lists
- 75+ video clips for families, including modeled moments, Expert Answers, sing-alongs, interactive stories, and parenting tips
- Eight 45-minute on-demand workshop videos
- Access to live monthly Ready4K Virtual Family Fun Hours, through June 2022
Based on rigorous research on how best to support families, the set of 8 workshops reinforce your evidence-based Ready4K Curriculum.
- Everyday Learning Moments
- 1, 2, 3: Math is for ME!
- Every Day, Every Way Literacy
- Feelings and Friends
- Kitchen Sink Science
- Ready, Set, School!
- Summer Super Skills
- The Power of Play
Take a Closer Look at Ready4K Workshops
Video Clip Library
Play, move, and learn along with a modeled moment clip.
On-Demand Workshop Videos
Watch a segment from the Feelings and Friends workshop.
"Getting ideas to help them engage in conversation, understanding different objects and shapes the represent."
"They're always a good reminder to be intentional with my child when we do day-to-day activities."
"With the suggestions you suggest I use them right away & use them over & over. My daughter remembers repetition & she is progressing very well."
"It has increased her engagement with us and us with her, so that has been nice!"
"I have found ways for her to elaborate conversationally in ways I wouldn't normally have thought of."
"[Ready4K] is the same as having a life coach.. .very well needed and appreciated."
"With working full time, picking up from daycare, there is precious little time in the evening to connect with the family beyond dinner, these ideas help 👍."
"I appreciate the thoughtful suggestions and recommendations as daily reminders to be proactive in my children's development."
"Nos van guiando a sacar provecho de cada cosa cada sonido todo lo enseñado aplica hasta para mi bebé que tiene 15 meses y se ven los resultados ([Ready4K] guides us to take advantage of each thing, each sound. Everything they've taught applies even to my baby, who is 15 months old, and I can see the results.)"
"Que es muy importante la comunicación y también La forma de comunicarnos con los hijos pequeños para ayudarlos en su aprendizaje. ([I've learned] that communication is very important and also how to communicate with young children to help them in their learning.)"
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