% of Ready4K Families Who Qualify for Income-Based Services
School Year 2021 Survey Results
of parents say that Ready4K helped make learning a part of every day
of parents say that Ready4K activities helped them communicate with their child
of parents said that Ready4K increased their confidence in their ability to support their child’s learning
of parents said that Ready4K messages helped them solve parenting problems
of parents said that Ready4K helped strengthen their relationship with their child
of parents said that Ready4K helped them feel that support is available to them
Our research-based quarterly surveys allow us to ensure we understand what families need from the Ready4K program. Every Ready4K partner can access the results of their families’ responses through the Ready4K Dashboard. We also create an End-of-Year Impact Report for every partner.
Combined with additional data in the Ready4K Dashboard, this makes it easy to meet federal and state family engagement reporting requirements, generate reports for boards and Parent Council meetings, and keep all your stakeholders on the same page.
What Parents Receiving Ready4K Messages Say
"The messages give me reassurance that we are learning age appropriate life skills and that my child is on the right path to being ready for K!"
"These texts have given me ideas for games to play, and advice on how to handle new situations. Very helpful!"
"I feel more confident because they give me an idea of what is age appropriate for my children."
"I dig it! Not too heavy handed, but helpful tips."
"We’re spending more quality time together by working through the different suggested activities. We have more one on one time."
"Thus is my 1st time receiving text regarding parenting information and so far I am loving it."
"They provide quick easy activities that I can do with my child."
"I love getting the text and the information is very useful."
"They remind me of ways that I can continue to support her growth and development!"
"The tips and activities provided in the messages have been easy to incorporate into our daily routine and have noticeably improved our interactions and has given us the opportunity to make our normal activities more fun."
Meeting Partners’ Goals
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What Partners Say
“We need to invest in things that parents don’t have to show up for, things that show up for parents in their homes.”
"We've all miscalculated how desperately families really wanted something like this."
"Parents really appreciate that it is simple, doesn't require anything additional, and stays on their phone."
"The biggest surprise was how easy the process was."
"Ready4K is a great way to remind families that as a Catholic church, we're rooting for them."
“The Ready4K program is a resource for families that is practical and will actually help them advance their child’s development not only academically but also socially and emotionally.”
“What I love about it is that I can send out messages like ‘we’ve got a meeting at this time and place.’ And they all get it — Boom.”
“It’s not something that you have to manage. I don’t have to worry about putting together the data. And I don’t have to formulate a report - I love that part.”
"I think Ready4K fills a need that no other program I've been able to find to date can fill."
"Connect with families in such an easy format... with ideas that are easily usable... It almost seemed like a no-brainer -- like why wouldn't you?"