The goal of Kalamazoo County Ready 4s is to advance fully accessible, high-quality pre-kindergarten education for every 3 and 4-year-old in Kalamazoo County through collaborative leadership with public and private providers.
KC Ready 4s is a 501c3 non-profit that was formed in response to a 2008 meeting, where Interfaith Strategy for Advocacy and Action in the Community (ISAAC) identified the critical community need for accessible, high quality pre-kindergarten for 4 year-olds. Learn more about our founding. The Kalamazoo County Committee for Early Childhood Education (KCCECE) facilitated an intensive two-year study, which assessed the kindergarten readiness of students throughout Kalamazoo County and supported enhancement of the quality of pre-kindergarten providers. As a result, the committee formed the Kalamazoo County Ready 4s’ board and hired an executive director to design a local system for accessible, high-quality pre-kindergarten.