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.


9 to 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 at Bistro 81 at Copley High School

Contact: Roman Capper, Principal, Arrowhead Primary School


9:30 – 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 at Greenwood Early Learning Center

Contact: Scott Shank, Principal, Greenwood Early Learning Center


11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017 at Hudson Library & Historical Society

Contact: Tara Kieser, Assistant Principal, Ellsworth Hill Elementary School and Evamere Elementary School


9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 at Nolley Elementary School

Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. for Nolley Elementary Leadership Day on Nov. 16. It is free for preschool employees to attend.

Contact: Christi Pappas, Principal, Nolley Elementary School


6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017 in the Media Center at Ledgeview Elementary School

Contact: Kristen Cottrell, Principal, Ledgeview Elementary School


6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 at Dunbar Primary School

6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 at Dunbar Primary School

6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 at Dunbar Primary School

6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 at Dunbar Primary School

RSVP to: Courtney Davis, Principal, Dunbar Primary School


1 – 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 at Twinsburg Public Library

RSVP to: Scott Astey, Assistant Principal, Wilcox Primary School


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

9 – 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017 at at Peninsula Library & Historical Society

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

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

RSVP to: Beth Harrington, Principal, Woodridge Primary School