Our Approach

Cognitive and social development occurs so rapidly and intensely during childhood that every missed opportunity to nurture that development is lost potential.


Adverse Childhood Experiences divert kids from the road to readiness.


Opportunity Gaps: limited preschool or enrichment experiences; unprepared caregivers; limited resources for education, health care; transportation and housing
Trauma: abuse, neglect or exposure to domestic violence; stress brought on by poverty or resettlement, unsafe neighborhoods
Social Factors: child or adult mental health issues, substance abuse, or developmental delays; incarceration or other parental separation; family crisis

How do we get kids ready for life?

We provide counseling, family support and early learning opportunities. Our programs work with kids and those who care for them. We try to intervene with kids as early as possible to mitigate risks and set them up for success.

Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences, and preparing kids for the road to readiness.Who can participate in ReadyKids programs?

Where do you get referrals?

  • Schools
  • Friends & family
  • Self
  • ReadyKids staff
  • Department of Social Services
  • Mental Health Professionals

Where does ReadyKids work?

The ReadyKids Service Area consists of Charlottesville City, Albemarle, Nelson, Greene, Louisa, and Fluvanna counties.

  • ReadyKids generally delivers programs to participants in the central Virginia region.
    • Charlottesville City, Albemarle County, Nelson County, Louisa County, Fluvanna County and Green County
  • We work to prevent and treat Adverse Childhood Experiences with participants in homes, schools, neighborhoods, community centers, early education centers and here in the office! As much as we can, we try to go where kids are.

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