About Us

ReadySetSoar is a public private partnership in the Dayton Region. It was originally launched in the Fall of 2007 by the Montgomery County Family and Children First Council with the goal of improving kindergarten readiness across the county. Through partnerships with child care and preschool providers, schools, and non-profit organizations, ReadySetSoar is focused on improving the quality of early care and education, building a strong network of partners, and influencing state and federal policy.

ReadySetSoar has been generously funded by the Montgomery County Family and Children First Council, The Frank M. Tait Foundation, PNC Grow Up Great, Dayton Power & Light and the Montgomery County Educational Service Center.

ReadySetSoar’s Advisory Cabinet includes key leaders from public school, Head Start, private child care, and non-profit organizations, who help identify priorities and strategies to improve kindergarten readiness.

ReadySetSoar is housed within Learn to Earn Dayton, which is working to increase the number of post-secondary credentials in the region. ReadySetSoar is building the foundation in Learn to Earn Dayton because research shows that children who have a high quality early care and education experience are more likely to graduate from high school and pursue post-secondary credentials later in life.