Kindergarten Readiness

Home Visiting Programs


From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, home visiting is defined as:

A program that includes home visiting as a primary service delivery strategy.  These programs are offered on a voluntary basis to pregnant women or parents of children birth to age 5 targeting one or more of the following outcomes:  improved maternal and child health, prevention of child injuries, child abuse, or maltreatment, and reduction of emergency department visits, improvement in school readiness and achievement, reduction in crime or domestic violence, improvements in family economic self-sufficiency, and improvements in the coordination and referrals for other community resources and supports.


Local organizations that provide home visiting are:



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For the most up-to-date information on Kindergarten Readiness for parents and childcare providers, visit our KGG Facebook Page!

Thank you to Busey Bank for their partnership with the Education Coalition to promote Kindergarten Readiness through the Knowing, Growing, Going campaign.


Scovill Zoo Activity Sheet

Children’s Museum of Illinois Activity Sheet

Decatur Celebration Activity Sheet

EdCo Kindergarten Checklist 2017

EdCo Kindergarten Readiness Calendar 2018

EdCo Activity Book 2017

3 hours ago

Knowing, Growing, Going in Macon County

National Research sadly reveals fine motor skills are drastically declining in young children due to screen, tablet, and video game time. Here is a great idea to help improve these important skills for our kiddos!

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Finger aerobics are a fun way to warm up the hands before writing. It's an easy way to get the whole class involved in a fine motor workout before a writing activity!
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Knowing, Growing, Going in Macon County

You're never too young to change the world!

Volunteers are needed Saturday, November 10, 9-10 a.m. at the former Sears store at Hickory Point Mall for a boxing day as part of the Judy Mason Thanksgiving Basket Project. Families, grandparents, groups, companies, and children (5 years and older accompanied by an adult) are welcome. For more information, please visit:
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Knowing, Growing, Going in Macon County

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