Preparing Young Children For Life
Our Ready Children Impact Council ensures all children grow up in safe, stable and nurturing environments, are healthy in mind, body and spirit and are curious learners progressing towards their full potential.
Together, Our Impact is Strongest
Uniting the community to identify and solve our most critical issues depends on your generous support.
The Challenges We Face
Poverty, lack of access to prenatal care, quality childcare, domestic violence and substance abuse impair our families' abilities to nurture, protect and prepare their children for school and life.
children were confirmed victims of abuse/neglect in 2016
of the babies in Bexar County are born prematurely
of the children in Bexar County are food insecure
of children in San Antonio are considered “very ready” for kindergarten
Our Work in Action
Reducing Child Abuse
Growing up in a safe, stable and nurturing environment has long-term profound effects on a child’s well-being and development. We're working to provide access to respite care services, parent and caregiver knowledge, and prevention and intervention information to make all the difference in our children's lives.
Accessing Prenatal Care
All children deserve to enter the world healthy in mind, body and spirit. We're helping mothers access prenatal care, transportation, insurance enrollment, mental health and other supports for basic needs.
Increasing Quality Childcare
All children are curious learners and increasing the availability and quality of early childhood education gets them on the right path right from the start. We're working to increase the number of quality childcare enrollment opportunities for children ages 0 to 3, supporting childcare centers as they progress toward accreditation, and provide professional development for education directors and teachers.
Ensuring Kinder Readiness
Performance in kindergarten informs much of their future performance in elementary school and beyond. United Way’s ReadyKidSA Coalition serves children prenatal to 8 years old and is a blueprint for helping families prepare their children for Kindergarten and life. "Kinder Camps" help pre-Kinder children develop confidence when taking the first steps toward reading, writing, developing social-emotional skills, being mindful of themselves and others, and making new friends.
OUR READY CHILDREN IMPACT PARTNERS
|Autism Community Network|
AVANCE – San Antonio
Bexar County Community Health Collaborative
Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas
Blessed Sacrament Academy
Family Service Association of San Antonio
Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas
Good Samaritan Community Services
Madonna Neighborhood Center
|Respite Care of San Antonio|
Roy Maas’ Youth Alternatives
St. Paul Lutheran Child Development Center
St. Peter - St. Joseph Children’s Home
YMCA of Greater San Antonio
Young Women’s Christian Association
children 0-8 are at lower risk to experience child abuse as a result of receiving appropriate care
children 0-5 are enrolled in quality early childcare slots
children 0-5 are meeting appropriate-age development milestones
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