ReadyKids has been a committed partner with Barrett Early Learning Center for many years through three distinct programs:
Growing Minds offers research-based professional development for Barrett staff. Together, we set quality improvement goals to create a rich learning environment and engaging teacher-child interactions associated with strong child outcomes.
From October through May, Play Partner volunteers visit Barrett classrooms for weekly early literacy sessions using dialogic reading – an interactive technique that increases children’s expressive language fluency, attention to detail, and vocabulary.
STAR Kids Educators teach 15-30-minute lessons twice a week using Al’s Pals: Making Healthy Choices – a curriculum that supports children in developing social-emotional skills such as using self-control, making friends, expressing feelings, accepting differences, and making safe, healthy choices.
Our AMAZING Volunteers & Supporters
United Way - Thomas Jefferson Area
ReadyKids - professional development
ReadyKids - Play Partners
ReadyKids - Al's Pals
Building Goodness Foundation
Madison House at UVA
Alpha Phi Omega (APO) at UVA
Westminster Canterbury of the Blue Ridge
Thomas Jefferson Memorial Unitarian Universalists
Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church
First Presbyterian Park St.
Tandem Friend School
Free Union Country School
Charlottesville Area Community Foundation
Fralin Art Museum at UVA Paramount Theater
Junior League of Charlottesville
Charlottesville Symphony at UVA
The Center for Nonprofit Excellence
Marylynn and Guy Indebetouw for free library
Darden School of Business at UVA