Blue Binder Resources

For Providers

Access Blue Binder resources.

As a result of COVID you will notice that we have revamped many of our systems. It seemed like a particularly good time to retire the ol’ BAFs (blue accordion folders) and move to a cleaner, streamlined, easy-to-update binder for you to keep on site. This contains information for you to use as reference with your staff and families, with links to forms and resources housed on our website.

This binder is for administrators and has a different purpose and contents than classroom mentoring  notebooks.We ask that you keep it in your program’s office, in a place where it can be accessed easily. We will not be collecting it at the end of the year, so please ensure that it is always available for future admin use.

We know that there is much about 2020-2021 we cannot predict or plan for entirely. We have decided to share information in this binder that reflects typical KC Ready 4s’ supports, opportunities, and activities. It’s possible that things will change, and we will keep you updated as the year progresses.

Kalamazoo County Ready 4s’ New Blue Binder for Administrators of Participating Programs!

In this section you will find:

  • Intro page
  • KC Ready 4s’ Office Staff Contact Information
  • Master Class List

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Intro Section

In this section you will find:

  • Highlights of 2019-2020
  • Staff Directory

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High-Quality Supports Section

In this section you will find:

  • Individualized PD Plan
  • Participation Agreement and COVID Addendum
  • Report of Program & Staff Changes

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Family Supports Section

In this section you will find:

  • Munch & Learn options (please contact Erika for updated offerings for fall 2020)
  • Family Support request
  • Welcome flyer

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Speech Supports Section

In this section you will find:

  • Speech/Language Process
  • Supports/Tier Strategies
  • 3-year-old Request Form
  • 4-year-old Request Form
  • Consent Form – to be used only as needed

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Behavior Supports Section

In this section you will find:

  • Kalamazoo County Pre-K Tier Supports
  • KC Ready 4s’ Additional Supports
  • BST Referral Form
  • Classroom Practices Checklist
  • Adult-Child Interactions Checklist
  • Consent Form – to be used only as needed

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Tuition Assistance/Enrollment Section

In this section you will find:

  • Tuition Plan for 4- and 5-star programs

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Enrichment Activities Section

We are unsure as to how many of these, if any, will be available during the 2020-2021 school year due to COVID. In the past we have partnered with these groups to bring additional joyful, intentional, life-changing experiences to your classrooms:

  • WMU Movement Exchange/Dance Diplomats
  • Kalamazoo Institute of Art
  • Kalamazoo Air Zoo
  • Wellspring Dance
  • Ready 4 Reading Volunteers
  • Other Volunteers

Please stay tuned for more information!

Miscellaneous Section

In this section you will find:

  • Photo Release – to be used only as needed

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