Readiness Roadmap

You want the best for your child but the path forward isn’t always clear. The Readiness Roadmap is your guide to everything from what your child is expected to know this school year, to how you can support your child’s emotional development, to starting the college planning process, and more. We created the roadmap in response to our national survey that asked parents what they want and need when it comes to their child.  

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Do You Know What’s Expected?

An important first step to getting your child ready for school is knowing what’s expected. Yet, two-thirds of parents say they’d benefit from clearer explanations for what their children should be learning in school. To help, we gathered the best resources from National PTA, Univision, Scholastic, and GreatSchools.

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Identify Strengths

Use our Character Strengths Finder to help zero in on your child’s strengths and areas for growth – from persistence to gratitude and other essential life skills.

Promote Learning

How do you help your child approach both struggles and strengths? Try our Growth Mindset Kit and help your child see that hard work leads to success.

Chart Your Route ...

Together! Students, parents, and teachers need to be partners on the road to success.

Maximize Teacher Time

The majority of K-8 parents talk to their child’s teacher at least once a month. These resources can help you get the most out of that time together.

Ensure Emotional Health & Happiness

Do you worry about your child’s emotional health or happiness? You are not alone. Nearly half of parents say they worry about this. Knowing what to look for at each development stage is critical. Check out these age-specific resources.

Worried about all that screen time? Use this guide to find movies and TV shows that help build character strengths.

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We all struggle with what to do and say during tough parenting situations. Use these helpful cues for issues ranging from peer pressure to dishonesty to getting homework done, and more.

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Plan for College

Our national survey revealed that parents’ #1 concern was paying for college. The good news is that there is help. In fact, most full time students receive some sort of financial aid. The information in the 5 steps can help you along the way. Start the planning process now to reduce stress later.

  1. Make a Plan
  2. Consult the College Planning Checklist
  3. Explore your Financial Options
  4. Learn about the Power of Savings
  5. Make the Most of Middle School

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Find helpful resources to support academic, social, and emotional learning.

Parents 2016: Hearts and Minds of Parents in an Uncertain World

Our poll offers educators, community leaders and the public a glimpse into the hearts and minds of today’s public school parents, revealing their top concerns, priorities and needs for support.

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