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Diverse Book Drive for Early Childhood Program

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  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.

ReadySteps encourages parents as a child’s first and best teacher through early learning playgroups.

The program is free of charge to participants and has play-based activities similar to those you would see in a preschool classroom, including music, art, imaginative play, literacy and math. ReadySteps Educators facilitate a parent support and early learning program, centered around routines and building community. Parents and caregivers are active participants in our program, and together we provide kids with experiences designed to promote healthy development.

Since groups are virtual during the COVID-19 pandemic, we'd like to be able to send home the books we read in group for families to follow along at home. We need 10 copies of each of these books:

  • Mouse Paint/ Pintura de Raton
  • Ten, Nine, Eight/ Diez, Nueve, Ocho
  • From Head to Toe/ De La Cabeza a Los Pies
  • The Color Monster / El Monstruo de Colores
  • Giraffes Can't Dance / Las Jirafas No Pueden Bailar
  • The Little Blue Truck / El Camioncito Azul
  • All Are Welcome
  • In My Heart: A Book of Feelings
  • Families
  • Baby Goes to Market
  • Tap the Magic Tree

If you are part of a community group who could like to host a book drive for us to help make this happen, please contact Kristin Sancken, ksancken@readykidscville.org

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About ReadyKids


1000 East High St., Charlottesville, VA 22902, US

Mission Statement

Opening Doors to Bright Futures for Kids.


ReadyKids works toward the vision that each child in our community is ready to learn, ready for relationships, and ultimately ready for life! Since 1921, we have provided critical support to children and families in Charlottesville and the five surrounding counties. We support, teach, counsel and coach to help kids build life-long skills and give them the chance to reach their full potential. In Fiscal Year 2019, our programs impacted the lives of 9,152 children, families and early learning educators in our community.

What does it mean to be Learning and Relationship Ready? Learning Ready Kids have quality early learning experiences that prepare them for school and for life. Relationship Ready Kids experience nurturing, healthy and developmentally-appropriate family relationships.

ReadyKids is a private nonprofit organization funded through a combination of private contributions, federal, state, and local government support, and private foundations.

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1000 East High St.CharlottesvilleCharlottesville, VA 22902


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