• Mission

    Ready At Five improves the practice and quality of early childhood education in Maryland.

  • Vision

    We believe that every child in Maryland should have the foundational skills needed for success in school, career and life.

Ready At Five is a resource for early childhood education in Maryland, providing research- and data-driven solutions for educators, parents and communities.   We know that children who have access to high-quality early learning experiences are more likely to complete high school, graduate college, and become a valuable part of the workforce. National studies show that investments in early childhood education significantly reduce later expenses for remedial and corrective services. In Maryland, a state recognized for its leadership in the early childhood education arena, the return is at least $8 for every dollar invested.