Kindergarten Readiness

Readiness Coalition Meetings

Akron Public Schools students

School districts across Summit County are organizing community conversations on early learning and school readiness called “Readiness Coalitions.” Individuals working with young children in schools, preschools and other settings, along with interested community members, typically gather at quarterly Readiness Coalition meetings in their district. The Readiness Coalitions are led by an elementary school principal or other district-level leader in each community. These coalition leaders also come together quarterly at Summit Education Initiative to exchange ideas and share information.

Check out upcoming Readiness Coalition meeting dates and contact information below. Visit this page often! We will add more districts as they announce their 2017-2018 meeting dates.

BarbertonBarberton Good Beginnings Fair 2016

Preschools Only: 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017* at Barberton Elementary East Media Center 

RSVP to: Jennifer Sutton, Academic Coach

*Only representatives from Barberton preschools are invited to attend this meeting, which is a district-wide training with kindergarten teachers. Stay tuned for other events open to the community.


6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 at Dunbar Primary School

RSVP to: Courtney Davis, Principal, Dunbar Primary School


9 – 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017 at Woodridge Primary School Library

9 – 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017 at TBD

9 – 10:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 at TBD

9 – 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at TBD

RSVP to: Beth Harrington, Principal, Woodridge Primary School