school readiness summit

Teachers, Community Leaders Make Early Education a Priority

Kids may start kindergarten when they’re young children, but they start learning the minute they’re born. And what children learn before they enter kindergarten could affect them the rest of their lives. It’s a point that speakers emphasized at First Things First’s second annual School Readiness Summit on Friday at the John S. Knight Center in Akron, where more than 600 people convened to develop solutions to challenges facing early education in Summit County. Read more in this story from the Akron Beacon Journal.


Thank you to the 2017 School Readiness Summit Sponsors

Summit Education Initiative (SEI) appreciates local businesses, organizations and foundations for their support of the second annual Summit County First Things First School Readiness Summit.

We thank the following for their financial contributions to the 2017 School Readiness Summit.

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Second Annual School Readiness Summit Registration Opens for Oct. 27 Event

Registration for the 2017 School Readiness Summit on Oct. 27 is open and organizers are hoping to attract an even bigger crowd of child advocates than last year. More than 530 caring adults convened at John S. Knight Center last October for the first summit, which featured active discussions on preparing children for success in school and life. Read more about what attendees may expect at this year’s event in the press release Summit Education Initiative distributed on Aug. 24.