Ready Ready partners with Guilford Parent Academy for three-part series on early education

Parent and toddler with book

By Stephanie Skordas, Director of Marketing and Communications

It’s never too early to start making the brain connections children need for their healthy development. In the first three years of life, more than one million neural connections are formed every second. That makes early childhood a critical time for learning.

To help families prepare their preschoolers for school and for life, Guilford Parent Academy (GPA) and Ready for School, Ready for Life (Ready Ready) have teamed up for three virtual literacy workshops. Ready Ready’s Family Literacy Coordinator Megan LeFaivre will guide attendees through The Basics Guilford — five science-based, easy and powerful strategies to help ensure every child has a great start to life.

This early learning is experienced in a give and take or “serve and return” relationship between a child and their parents or caregivers. You can use The Basics at home, while running errands, or on a walk — wherever you happen to be.

The three-part series will be held online.

  • The Basics Guilford: Attendees will take a tour through the Guilford Basics tools and learn how to support brain development growth from birth.
    • September 8, 2021 — noon to 1 p.m.
  • Living the Basics: This session provides different ways families can use the Basics, such as in the grocery store, at the laundromat, and even just walking down the street.
    • September 15, 2021 — 6 – 7 p.m.
  • The ABCs of Active Reading: Active Reading is a simple tool to make reading fun and interactive for children. The shared reading experience of Active Reading helps children’s minds expand beyond the pages of the books and help them in all academic areas.
    • September 22 — 6 – 7 p.m.

To register for any or all sessions, visit A link to join the virtual sessions will be sent via email after registration. To learn more about this series or other GPA offerings, visit, email or call 336.279.4924.

To learn more about The Basics Guilford, please contact Ready Ready Family Literacy Coordinator Megan LeFaivre at