Welcome to The Ready Child, a website designed to give you the knowledge and skills you need to help every child succeed in kindergarten and in life.

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The Ready Child is packed with free kindergarten readiness resources for families and teachers. Try them at home or in your preschool or kindergarten classroom!

Visit us often to:

  • Learn about the characteristics of a kindergarten-ready child
  • Find out about the important role that families can play in promoting kindergarten readiness
  • Discover how to set up hands-on, sensory-rich learning environments
  • Access a wealth of free kindergarten-readiness activities and resources
  • Learn how to identify and build on the strengths that children and families bring to the kindergarten classroom
  • Read blog posts by our early learning expert

In kindergarten, you can learn how to be a citizen of the world.

— Jill Lepore, Harvard University historian and journalist

View posts by our early childhood expert.

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