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Empower your families
Ready4K offers you evidence-based family engagement curricula your PreK to 8th grade families will love. Each week, parents and caregivers receive text messages with fun facts and easy tips on how to promote their children’s development by building on existing family routines – like finding fractions while making food or asking their child to predict what will happen next while reading a story.
And to increase access, Ready4K is available in 10+ languages, with Core, Trauma-Informed, and student data-driven Personalized Learning support.
Connect the home, school & community
Educators are busy! That’s why Ready4K has made it easy to get high impact, low lift family engagement into the hands of your parents.
- Enroll all families with one click
- Send your own messages to connect families to local resources
- Analyze data on demand
- Loop teachers into the conversation with newsletters for each Ready4K unit
- See the impact on your families with family engagement surveys and an End-of-Year Impact Report
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."
How Ready4K Works
Enroll the hardest-to-reach
The Ready4K team gives you multiple ways to connect with families, ensuring that even the hardest-to-reach receive support.
Your families will begin receiving texts
Each week, parents receive texts with fun facts and tips on how to support their children’s development by building on daily routines.
Increase your impact
Support families all year long. You can also send custom messages, track click data, and survey families to learn what matters most to them.
Watch your families grow
Quarterly family engagement surveys and end of year impact reports show how your families are growing with Ready4K.
Choose the Ready4K curriculum that best meets your program’s goals.
Standards aligned whole child parenting curriculum to spark everyday learning moments
Aligned to the protective factors framework to give families an additional layer of support
Curated curriculum based on a child’s Ages & Stages Questionnaires®, Third Edition (ASQ®-3) screener results
Wondering which solution is the best fit for your families?
What Partners Say About Ready4K
"Parents really appreciate that it is simple, doesn't require anything additional, and stays on their phone."
"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.”
"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?"
"Now that I've seen it in action, my idea of what family engagement means has gotten bigger."
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Ready4K programs are an allowable use of multiple federal and state funding programs. Choose a learning support solution shown to increase student growth and build the home-school connection.
Ready4K qualifies as part of any school or district’s required written parent and family engagement policy, as well as for the 1% of Title I funds reserved for Parent and Family Engagement.
Ready4K qualifies as part of any school or district’s required written parent and family engagement policy, as well as for the Title III funds reserved for Parent, Family and Community Engagement.
Request an Equity Grant Application
Ready4K is deeply committed to serving economically disadvantaged families. We’re proud to offer qualifying organizations an Equity Grant — to ensure that our highly-accessible, evidence-based family engagement solutions are available in every community.
Head Starts automatically qualify for the highest grant funding level.