Kalamazoo County Ready 4s

We are thrilled to announce that Kalamazoo County Ready 4s
is now an Affiliate Agency with the United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region!

High-quality pre-kindergarten is essential to success in school – and life!Photo of young girl

Kalamazoo County Ready 4s is a community-designed organization focused on helping local public and private pre-kindergarten programs reach high quality; offering tuition assistance to qualifying families so they can afford to enroll their 4-year-olds in high-quality pre-kindergarten programs; and building a sustainable pre-kindergarten program for all 4-year-olds in Kalamazoo County.  Our goal is to ensure that every 4-year-old, without exception, has the opportunity to attend a high-quality pre-kindergarten program.  The impact of this initiative on our community is profound: Pre-kindergarten is essential to success in school — and life.


  • We value Quality – research-based education and care programs that meet standards of high-quality.
  • We value Accessibility – eliminating barriers such as transportation or finances, that impact availability of high-quality pre-kindergarten.
  • We value Braiding – classrooms that serve children who are funded through both public and private dollars.
  • We value Enhancement – collaborative efforts focused on developing a seamless system for offering high-quality pre-kindergarten throughout Kalamazoo County.