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Every Child Ready



It’s proven that children are more successful when they are healthy and ready to learn. Every Child Ready is an initiative focusing on early childhood readiness and positive development through early childhood education, teacher and parent training, abuse prevention, teen shelters and healthy family-support services. [Download the Early Childhood Needs in Livingston County FACT SHEET]

This past year, your Livingston County United Way:

LEVERAGED FUNDS through a community challenge to support 10 preschool scholarships • Livingston Promise

INCREASED kindergarten readiness by 13% over previous year • Great Start Livingston

CONVENED the Livingston Youth Council to cultivate a community-wide culture that cares about kids.

STRENGTHENED the childcare field by subsidizing training and certification of 29 Child Development Associates.
 
Every Child Ready investments include:
• Connect for Kids
Community Connect
Community Resource Fair
Day of Caring
Great Start Livingston
• Healthy Habits for Youth
Livingston Promise
• Livingston Council for Youth
• Substance Abuse Workgroup
Summer Lunch Bunch
Volunteer Livingston

LIVINGSTON PROMISE PREPARES CHILDREN FOR SCHOOL
Great Start Livingston Coordinator Robin Schutz explains how Livingston County United Way investments and collaborations impact the education and readiness of local preschool children.


CHILD DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATES
Congratulations to the 36 new graduates who received their Child Development Associate (CDA) Certification. In two years Child Connect for Family Success, in partnership with Great Start Livingston and Livingston County United Way, has graduated 65 professionals in childhood education -- impacting 1,625 children!


RESOURCES
Healthy Habits for Youth Resource Guide pdf