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.