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
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 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.
See our Pride gift card winners sharing their reading photos and favorite books! Learn more about the program
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!
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!
Emilio is 5 months old and already loves books. He is reading Cows Can't Jump with his grandmother, Emilia Rodriguez.
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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