From Ready by Five:
In February we celebrated the launch of Ready by Five, a campaign to ensure local public funding for early childhood education in St. Louis County. We planned to spend the months of March through May collecting the signatures needed to get a modest sales tax on the ballot for our youngest children. Today, in the midst of a global pandemic, we are even more committed to ensuring sustainable resources for our region’s kids, families, and providers.
We have all spent the past two months responding to this crisis in our organizations, communities, and families. Our hearts and minds are with the families of our region’s essential workers, with those who are suddenly facing significant financial hardship, and with the children and providers of our region’s early childhood education system. We hope you will join us in ways shared below in the coming weeks and months to ensure ready kids, families, and communities.
Committed to Our Goal
We continue to be committed to establishing local public funding for early childhood education in St. Louis City and County.
Responsive to Our Community
In response to COVID-19 and its lasting impact, there are many ways our community can rally around our youngest children and the adults who care for them.
As we care for our communities together, but physically apart, we thank you for your continued commitment to our region’s youngest children. We look forward to when we can gather in person again, and we will be in touch soon with additional resources and opportunities to support regional efforts.
Ready by Five