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Read! Reading Success by 4th Grade is a community initiative with the goal of ALL of Springfield’s children reading proficiently by the end of 3rd grade.

Workshops

READY! for Kindergarten

Do you have a child between the ages of birth to 5 years old? Then you may be interested in this program! 

It is never too early to start preparing your child for success in school and that is exactly what the READY! for Kindergarten program will do. Attend three workshops a year where you will receive FREE materials and toys and learn how to use them at home with your child, all in preparation for Kindergarten.

Brookings Elementary School 
433 Walnut Street, Springfield
February 8 & May 3
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Edward P. Boland School
426 Armory Street, Springfield
February 1 & April 5
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM 
*Spanish translation provided at this site*
Margaret C. Ells School
319 Cortland Street, Springfield
March 8 & May 17
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM


Download Ready Flyer [PDF]
Download Ready Flyer Spanish [PDF]

Latest Stories

Springfield’s collaborative work to strengthen the quality of early childhood education was spotlighted recently in their Condition of Education in the Commonwealth (Winter 2018) report, Resetting the Pace of Education Reform: Lessons of Continuous Improvement of The Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy.  Click here to read the report [PDF]

Springfield Receives All-America City Award for Efforts to Improve Early Literacy

Springfield has been named a 2017 All-America City for its civic engagement to help more young children from low-income families achieve grade-level reading proficiency and early school success.

Read more...

Sally C Fuller
Posted on: Apr 23,2018
Fighting for Teacher Home Visits
In case you hadn’t seen this powerful video about a dad advocating for parent/teacher home visits — from Springfield…
Posted on: Mar 7,2018
Talk/Read/Succeed! thanks Senator Jim Welch
The Talk/Read/Succeed! family recently gave thanks to state Sen. James Welch for his long-standing support of the early literacy…
Sally C Fuller
Posted on: Jan 9,2018
Paul Tuthill at WAMC radio allowed a lengthy interview – I did talk a lot – but it helps people to understand much of what we’re doing in RS4G.
Reading Success by 4th Grade recently celebrated the community’s involvement in Springfield’s grade level reading pr…

#413reads Winners

See our Pride gift card winners sharing their reading photos and favorite books! Learn more about the program

Hope Ross

Hope Ross

My daughter, Gaia, and I love reading books before bedtime, while we're out and about, and we always make some time each day to sit as a family and read!

Sol Arroyo

Sol Arroyo

My daughter, Sophia, and I are reading Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert. My baby love colors, so I read to her about all the beautiful colors!

Emily Rodriguez

Emily Rodriguez

Emilio is 5 months old and already loves books. He is reading Cows Can't Jump with his grandmother, Emilia Rodriguez.

Monique Davis

Monique Davis

My son’s name is Jaquan Davis, Jr. He loves all things dinosaurs, and animals in general. He loves reading in the morning and before bed..

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