Kindergarten Readiness

United Way of Greater Cincinnati Success by Six serves as the backbone organization for the “cradle” component of the education continuum and leads the work to meet the Bold Goal that 85% of our region’s children will be prepared for kindergarten by 2020.  Current strategies to achieve this goal include:

  • Increasing the Quality of Early Childhood Education
  • Supporting Best Practice Home Visitation
  • Increasing Community Will & Parent Education
  • Data & Measurement

Current Programs

Quality Child Care:  Coaching to Quality

Provides customized support for local child care centers that includes one to one coaching, training and milestone incentives.

Home Visitation:  Every Child Succeeds

First-time parents who are pregnant or have a child up to 12 weeks old with one of four risk factors can be served.   Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) helps parents empower themselves as their children’s first teacher by giving them the tools, skills and confidence they need to support kindergarten preparedness.

Parent Engagement:  bornlearning® Academies

The earlier in a child’s educational process parent involvement begins, the more powerful the effect.   The Pre-K Workshop series provides information to families about what it means to be ready for kindergarten and offers strategies that they can use at home to maximize their child’s early learning and development.

Transitioning:  Me and My School Pilot

Events to help build a shared understanding and ownership of kindergarten readiness with child care centers, public preschools, Head Start and kindergarten teachers for smooth transitioning from home to school.

For more information, contact United Way of Greater Cincinnati at 859.525.2600 or visit here.