There are several ways your child can participate in Ready Set Go…to Kindergarten (RSG).
First, your child can enroll in one of the early childhood education programs that are part of RSG. Your child will benefit from attending a RSG certified center. Research has shown participation in a quality early childhood education program:
- significantly improves early literacy, language and math skills,
- improves student performance on third-grade tests,
- reduces the number of kids held back in school by up to 36 percent,
- reduces the need for special education by up to 49 percent.
Second, your child can participate in one of the community events sponsored by RSG. This includes storytimes at the Elyria Public Library, community wide playgroups, and developmental health screenings. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Finally, make sure your child is registered for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Any child ages 0-5 who lives in Elyria is eligible to receive a FREE book each month. Register here.
Entering kindergarten ready to learn prepares your child for life! Additionally, because of the improved communication between the early childhood education community and organizations such as the Elyria City School District, the transition process into kindergarten is easier on children and parents alike.