Safe Kids and Quincy Medical Group Fair

Ready. Set. Grow! is at Quincy Medical Group Fair in Quincy. Volunteers are talking with parents about brain-building and the Vroom App. They are also giving children a free book and parents get a bookmark with reading tips. Other goodies too!

Thank you Community Foundation

Thank you for a grant from the Paul H. And Anne B. Gardner Memorial Fund, the Grace United Methodists Church of Quincy Fund and the Kaye & Norman Kemner Education fund. We are so grateful for the trust and the funding from Community Foundation serving West Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri. Books. Books. Books in the hands of babes.

Thank you Jacksonville Pilot Club and Pilot Club International

Ready. Set. Grow! is beyond grateful to Pilot Club for providing funds to support our message in Morgan County.
Thank you to Pilot Club! You are champions!

Pilot Club of Jacksonville with Pilot International Founders Fund awards a matching grant to Ready Set Grow WCI in the amount of $8000 to help educate parents on the importance of communicating, talking and reading with their children. In turn giving their kids a hand up in building their brains!
Pictured are Debbie Niederhauser with Ready Set Grow, Billie Summers Jacksonville Pilot Club President, Leta Malcott, Jacksonville Pilot Club Assistant Treasurer and Nurse at Morgan County Health Dept and Lisa Pierce, Jacksonville Pilot Club Treasurer.

Congratulations! Reading has DoUBleD!

The percent of parents at Adams County Health Department reading five or more days a week has doubled since 2013. Congratulations parents. Thank you volunteers and nurses who teach families about brain-building and gift a new book to each child. And thank you to our supporters who make the books possible, including Gardner Foundation, Tracy Family Foundation, Kiwanis, Penny Power, and Community Foundation

Shout out to United Way for STEM books

Thank you Adams County United Way for the grant to buy STEM books for toddlers and preschoolers at Adams County Health Department. STEM books are counting books, shape books, and sorting and classifying books. If children enter school with strong number sense you have actually built a math brain that will help them all the way through school. So if you know how to count while you point in a book, label shapes, or sort items you can build your child’s math brain. You can do it! Thank you United Way for all you support, the grant dollars, and believing in the brain-building power of parents.

Thank you J. W. Gardner Foundation

Thank you J. W. Gardner Foundation for the grant to support our efforts in Adams County. What a wonderful start to 2020! Children at Adams County Health Department will get brand new wonderful board books as their parents learn they can build brains in the early years. The percent of families reading five or more days a week has doubled. We are so very grateful you have helped us sustain the progress into 2020.

Thank You Community Foundation

We are so thankful for the grant from Community Foundation to buy books for little ones in Adams, Pike, McDonough, and Hancock Counties. The books go to babies in the WIC programs along with encouragement and support from nurses and volunteers. Does it matter? YES! The percent of parents reading five or more days a week has doubled. Way to go!

Thank You Quincy Noon Kiwanis

We are so grateful to Noon Kiwanis for helping us buy books for children at Adams County Health Department. Parent at the WIC department have increased their reading frequency because they have beautiful board books for their toddlers.

Thank you Breakfast Kiwanis

Thank you so very much to the Quincy Gem City Breakfast Kiwanis Club for the grant dollars to buy beautiful new board books for babies and toddlers in the WIC program at Adams County Health Department. Our wonderful volunteers meet with parents and read with children. Each parent gets to choose a book to take home to read and build brains at home. These awesome parents are now reading 5 days a week and enjoying the lovely new books. Thank you Kiwanis Club. You do so much for the local children.

Thank you Jacksonville Rotary

Rotary Club learned about Ready. Set. Grow! from Debbie Niederhauser. Thank you Jacksonvill Rotary for donating funds to buy books for children at Morgan County Health Department. We love your support and enthusiasm.