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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
"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.)"
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 meets all of the requirements of the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund, including ARP ESSER and ESSER III Funds.
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.