Program Background

What is School Readiness?

School Readiness is a state-funded program that began in 1997 and provides quality preschool and child care in accredited organizations for eligible 3- and 4-year-olds in priority school districts. HRA’s School Readiness Program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

School Readiness’ Goals to Prepare Children for Kindergarten

Your child will begin preparing for kindergarten on the very first day of pre-school. Teachers will review your child’s progress with you twice each year. Children will show that they are ready for school with development in these areas:

  • Language: understanding and using language to communicate
  • Literacy: identifying sounds of spoken language 
  • Mathematics: counting for quantity and problem solving 
  • Science: using the 5 senses and other tools to gather information and make observations
  • Social/Emotional: expressing feelings, needs and opinions without harming themselves, others or property. 

Staff Qualifications

HRA’s School Readiness teachers are committed professionals in Early Childhood Education (ECE). Our teachers have degrees in ECE and maintain/update their skills with continuing education. In addition, all of our teaching staff is CPR, First Aid and Medication Certified.


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