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Celebrate Month of the Young Child


Each April we celebrate the national Month of the Young Child, drawing awareness to the needs of young children and their families.


This past Saturday, April 18, Ready for School celebrated with the community at the Day of the Young Child event hosted by Zeeland Public Schools and Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital at Cityside Middle School. 


In honor of Month of the Young Child, Ready for School would like to thank all of our early childhood professionals, programs and services in our community that work to support the needs of our children.


We ask that parents celebrate with us by reading and, as the weather warms (Hopefully!), getting outside and exploring with your child. There are many activities to learn and engage with your child in our community. Visit our events calendar for ideas.


The greater community can get involved by learning more about Ready for School and investing in our work.


R4S Tiptoeing Through the Tulips


Tulip Time is fast approaching! As you venture out for the festivities, look for Ready for School at these places:


Thursday, May 7th prior to parade: 

Ready for School collaborative art project for children and families with activities in the parking lot at 70 West 8th Street. Details to come.


Thursday, May 7th @ 2pm:



Saturday, May 9th from 10am- 6pm:

Family Rest Stop in GDK Park off of 8th Street near PNC Bank.


Saturday, May 9th @2pm:



We look forward to seeing you!


Announcing: Executive Leadership Transition
After 7 years at the helm Pat Sosa VerDuin is planning to transition out of the role of Executive Director of Ready for School late this spring. Read on about the transition>>>


Job Posting: President & Chief Executive Officer

The Board of Directors of Ready for School seeks a resourceful and visionary President and Chief Executive Officer capable of leading a multi-sectored, community supported, early childhood initiative committed to building the talented workforce of tomorrow. In partnership with board and staff the successful candidate will be prepared to carry forward and build on the collective impact model of Ready for School. Read on for full job posting>>>

Quality Preschool: Enroll Now

We want every child in Holland, Zeeland and Hamilton to have access to and receive a quality preschool experience. It matters!


Help us spread the word this spring during enrollment season by promoting quality preschool and encouraging families to Enroll Now!


We have 100 "Quality Preschool" yard signs available in English and Spanish. We ask you to put one in your yard or next to your business. Stop by the office or contact Selica Rodriguez

to pick up a sign or two.




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