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DAYTON, OH
The School Readiness Collaborative of Old North Dayton
The University of Dayton recognized a great need in the Old North Dayton neighborhood to better prepare very young children for kindergarten. They developed a community-based partnership known as the School Readiness Collaborative of Old North Dayton, designed to improve kindergarten readiness in Old North Dayton by strengthening the quality of early childhood educational opportunities, developing a more seamless transition for children moving into kindergarten, and empowering parents for engagement and involvement in the neighborhood.

The collaborative has developed a diverse membership of those working and living in the Old North Dayton community, the broader Catholic urban community, and individuals and organizations supporting children and school readiness, parents, child care centers and home providers, public and Catholic school Kindergarten-3rd grade educators.

About the Partners
The University of Dayton School of Education and Allied Professions (UD-SOEAP) is a local, regional and national educational leader in the area of early childhood education and education for public, Catholic and urban educators. The University continues to grow and expand to meet the needs of current and future students, with a solid financial base, and an expanded campus enabling greater development of graduate programs and research and development projects.

Partners of the collaborative include:

  • Bombeck Family Learning Center
  • CARE House
  • Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley / Miami Valley Family Care Center
  • Dayton Children’s Medical Center
  • Dayton Public Schools, Early Childhood Education
  • 4C for Children
  • Fitz Center/Neighborhood School Centers
  • Kiser Prek-8 School, Dayton Public Schools
  • Our Lady of the Rosary Elementary School
  • Salvation Army’s Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center
  • Individual community members

About University of Dayton
Contact
Dr. Shauna Adams

Phone
937.229.3372

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