June 22nd 2020

Road to the Early Achievement and Development of Youth (READY)

Built on the premise that prevention focused policies and interventions have long-term impacts, the READY project is a unique cross-sector partnership focused on increasing access to quality early learning experiences and facilitating the transition of young learners from early childhood to kindergarten. READY is funded by First 5 Sonoma County. READY is implemented by Sonoma County Human Services Departments, 8 local school districts and numerous early learning partners. Since 2013, the READY project has conducted ongoing background research to support the pilot and scaling of a common kindergarten readiness instrument in Sonoma County. The school readiness instrument, the Kindergarten Student Entrance Profile (KSEP), is paired with a parent survey to gather information on early learning experiences and family activities of children entering kindergarten. Read the 2016-2019 Sonoma County School Readiness Report below:

2016-2019 Sonoma County School Readiness Report


June 1st 2020

United against racism in all forms

The First 5 Sonoma County staff is in full support of the message of Black Lives Matter. We invite all of our partners, as individuals and as organizations, to commit with us to examine our own unconscious bias and racism and the part we play in perpetuating the systemic factors that underly and directly contribute to the suffering, oppression and discrimination of Black and Brown individuals, families and children across our country and here at home in Sonoma County. We pledge to work individually and as an organization to uproot racism and inequity through our actions, decisions and communications.