Entries by GetReadyGuilford

13 Local Early Childhood Programs to Participate in Continuous Quality Improvement Cohort

Thirteen programs serving Guilford County young children and families will participate in a two-year continuous quality improvement (CQI) effort in partnership with Ready for School, Ready for Life (Ready Ready) and Root Cause.  Each participating program will receive technical assistance to strengthen capacity around collecting, analyzing and using data in programmatic decision-making. Together, the cohort […]

What’s Happening This Month

Ready/Ready and our partners have been hard at work making progress on our priorities in the Get Ready Guilford Initiative and our supporting priorities. We continue to be immensely grateful for the partnership of agencies, organizations, programs, and individuals both inside and outside of our community who are dedicated to the cause of getting each […]

Support for Families to Boost Children’s Early Learning

Ready/Ready is celebrating along with families the first LENA Start programs in Guilford County. One of the programs, presented by Parents as Teachers Guilford County, recently graduated all its families. LENA Start helps a parent develop interactive talking habits with their child and provides parents with powerful resources. Weekly group sessions teach parents why talk […]

What’s Ahead in 2018

Happy New Year from your Ready/Ready team! The holidays gave us the opportunity to reflect on 2017 — the triumphs and the tribulations, the small wins and the fast fails that are all important parts of Guilford County’s early childhood system-building work. As a learning organization, we relish the opportunity to look back as we […]

Get Ready Guilford: New partnership with The Duke Endowment launches in 2018

The opportunity. Guilford County, in partnership with The Duke Endowment, has an exciting opportunity to build a stronger and more connected system of care for our community’s youngest children and their families. Today, no such robust system exists. During the most critical years of brain development — prenatally through age three — families spend significant time […]

New Report on Raising Family Voice to Guide Early Childhood Policy

A new report by the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation (NCECF) highlights how communities across the state, including Guilford County’s work through Ready for School, Ready for Life, are leveraging family voice to build a more responsive, innovative and effective early childhood system.  Not About Me, Without Me, lifts up the voices of more than […]

Guilford County Featured in Reading Across the State 2017

The Early Literacy Design Team was featured in Reading Across the State 2017, on the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction website. This series highlights collaborative efforts to promote literacy for North Carolina Students, with the goal of grade-level reading proficiency for all children by the end of third grade. Read the full article below. Ready […]

New Resources from the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation: What Works for Third Grade Reading

The North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation (NCECF) has released a groundbreaking new resource for the Pathways to Grade-Level Reading Initiative: What Works for Third Grade Reading. This collection of working papers addresses whole-child, birth-to-age-eight factors that move the needle on children’s reading proficiency at third grade and offers research-based policy, practice and program options that can make progress on […]

Early Literacy Design Team Launches Strategic Plan

Congratulations to the Guilford County team that recently developed the first comprehensive Early Literacy Strategic Plan designed specifically to meet the needs of families with children from birth through age five. The team consists of 25 professionals from 20 agencies/organizations who worked together for six months to meet an ambitious goal: Design a set of powerful […]