Getting School Ready
Getting School Ready

Getting School Ready is part of a larger statewide and national movement that recognizes that school readiness is the culmination of the experiences and care a child receives from birth to five years of age. Our monthly "Getting School Ready" column addresses issues about a child's emotional, physical and educational readiness for school, as well as our schools' readiness for our children.


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Organizations dedicated to early learning:


Talaris Research Institute works to improve the social, emotional and cognitive development of young children by providing parents with the information and tools to help them raise their children effectively.
Foundation for Early Learning

The Foundation for Early Learning provides parents and caregivers with information on how to encourage and promote learning, from birth to age five.
Thrive by Five
Thrive by Five is a public-private partnership that works to ensure all children from birth to age five have access to quality, affordable early learning.
University of Washington
The Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences at the University of Washington is an interdisciplinary center dedicated to discovering the principles of human learning and development.
Department fo Early Learning State of Washington Department of Early Learning: The department was formed by the state legislature in 2006 with the purpose, in the words of Gov. Christine Gregoire, of bringing “visibility and focus to early learning, along with the capacity to partner with the private sector to develop improved early learning opportunities for children and their parents."
Halbert & Nancy Robinson Center
The Halbert and Nancy Robinson Center for Young Scholars at the University of Washington is a resource for gifted education. The center works to serve the needs of intellectually motivated and talented students, pre-kindergarten through college.
Child Care Resources

Child Care Resources helps families access and choose high quality child and after school care; partners with providers and caregivers to offer child care; and advocates for child care solutions.

The mission of the Center on Infant Mental Health and Development (CIMHD) is to improve the social and emotional aspects of development for young children during their formative years.

CIMHD, a partnership between the School of Nursing and the Center on Human Development and Disability at the University of Washington, was founded in 2001 by renowned nurse scientist Kathryn E. Barnard, RN, Ph.D., FAAN, FIOM, Professor Emeritus in Nursing.

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