Ready4K: Spark Teachable Moments

Council of Large Public Housing Authorities
Washington, District of Columbia
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Families and ed professionals are busy! Leading research shows text messaging is the best way to reach parents, by giving them quick insights they can use when teachable moments arise. Ready4K has put that solution into action in a way that requires minimal work from your team for maximum impact on student growth.


Join us on January 14 to learn why organizations like Skagit/Islands Head Start use Ready4K to support their family engagement goals.


Why Texting Works
Get a quick walk-through of the evidence behind the Ready4K method, including alignment to state and Head Start standards

The Parent Experience

Look at Ready4K through the eyes of your parents


The Partner Experience

Hear from Keith Boller, director of Skagit/Islands Head Start, about his experiences. Then see our partners' favorite tool: the Partner Panel


Startup Grant

Learn how to access this equity-informed funding for low income communities






Rebecca Honig, Director of Content at Ready4K


Rebecca authored numerous curricula, parent guides, and children's storybooks for Sesame Workshop, Scholastic, Disney, Compass Learning, PBS, WGBH, HITN, Nickelodeon, Mo Willems, and The Norman Rockwell Museum. She has also served as a Curriculum and Content Specialist for Sesame Street and spent ten years teaching in public, private, and after school programs. Rebecca has a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Bank Street. A mother of 3, Rebecca writes Ready4K curriculum from a place of deep empathy and experience.

Keith Boller, Family Services Program Manager at Skagit/Islands Head Start & ECEAP


Keith has 25 years’ experience working with children and families in a variety of settings including refugee communities, transitional housing for formerly homeless families, managing after school and gang prevention programming, and currently with families who have children in early childhood education settings. He has a Masters in Latin American Studies and a minor in secondary education from the University of Florida. He is on the Board of Directors for the Washington State Association of Head Start & ECEAP.


Heer Shaikh, Partner Success Manager


Heer began her career designing a mobile public education program for the government in Pakistan and teaching in underserved areas in Karachi. More recently, she worked as the Tech & Data Lead responsible for Pre-K for All Outreach in New York City.


Heer has a Masters in Education Policy from Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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