District Partners with Ready4K

The Daviess County and Owensboro Public Schools districts are proud to announce their partnership with the Public Life Foundation and Ready4K. 

Through this partnership, parents will have the opportunity starting at birth to opt-in to receive free weekly texts of resources to better prepare their child for their first day of kindergarten. These resources include fun facts and easy-to-use ways to help their child learn and grow. Every message is tailored to their child’s stage of development, based on their age and grade. All the resources are built around everyday routines such as walking to the bus or car. 

Both school districts are proud of this partnership with the Public Life Foundation and the opportunities to grow this program in the community.  

"Through the generosity and support of the Public Life Foundation, DCPS and OPS will team together so families can have access to suggestions and recommendations that engage our youngest generation,” said Leslie Peveler, DCPS Director of Elementary Education. “We want every child to be prepared for school and the Ready4K platform provides important developmental information, evidence-based activities and extensions for families from birth to age five in a quick and simple format.” 

There is absolutely no cost to enroll. Families entering preschool for the 2023-24 school year in either district will automatically be signed up beginning July 1. Families with children aged birth to three years old can voluntarily enroll by texting “GOPED” to 70138. 

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“Early childhood education is vital to the success of a student’s academic and social development,” said Owensboro Public Schools superintendent Dr. Matthew Constant. “It is important that we, as school districts, connect with families and their children in the years before they reach school age to make sure they are as prepared as possible to start school.”

Ready4K is an opportunity that puts into practice both school districts' dedication to providing excellence for their students and families. Literature about the Ready4K program will begin to be distributed by the school districts and will be a part of online registration that begins March 13, 2023. Information can also be found on district social media pages and websites.