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    Ready to Learn 

    Ready to Learn early learning classes are FREE for parents and caregivers to attend with their young children 18 months through age 5. Check out the video about the amazing things happening in the Ready to Learn Centers! 

    Participation in the classroom community gives families the opportunity to learn, explore, and play together in a fun, engaging, hands-on, social environment. Planned activities assist families in nurturing children’s healthy growth and development, promoting each child’s educational success, and establishing an early and positive family-school partnership.

    • Classes meet weekly for about 75 minutes on school days (M-F) during school hours.
    • The program operates on the traditional school calendar (late August through early June).
    • Class schedules vary by location and are created as applications are received and reviewed.
    • Additional resources and services offered may include:
      • parent education and workshops
      • referrals to other WCPSS early learning services
      • pathways to community programs and agencies
      • developmental screenings

    Ready to Learn Centers are located at: 

    • Briarcliff Elementary, 1220 Pond Street, Cary
    • Bugg Elementary, 825 Cooper Road, Raleigh
    • Millbrook Elementary School, 1520 E. Millbrook Road, Raleigh 
    • Vandora Springs, 1300 Vandora Springs Road, Garner 
    • Washington Elementary, 1000 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh

    To request an application or if you want additional information, please email rtl@wcpss.net or call Elizabeth Grannis at 919-250-4750 x26047.


    Para solicitar una solicitud o necesita información adicional, por favor envíe un correo electrónico charbertson@wcpss.net  o llame Carolina Harbertson 919-856-7960 x26615.

    See what families are saying about Ready to Learn.

    • “Thank you for all of your hard work in making Ready to Learn fun and engaging for my child over the past few years. The impact both you and the program have had on my child has prepared him well to begin the next chapter of his life in Kindergarten.”
    • “I am truly very grateful of you and the Ready to learn program. It has helped him so much and made a smoother transition for him into preschool.”
    • “You really do a wonderful job preparing the children for their next step in school and giving helpful ideas to the parent.”
    • From a KinderCamp student, “It was great and fun camp. It helped me to prep for my Kindergarten. Thank you!”