This evening, the Ready for School program of Holland, Zeeland and Hamilton hosted an open house and dedication of their new location at 70 West 8th Street in downtown Holland. Pat VerDuin, the executive Director of the program gave the dedication along with Bruce Los, the board of directors chair for Gentex Corporation. VerDuin said that the program has big plans for its first few years
"We won't be happy until there is one hundred percent of our children coming to kindergarten ready for school," VerDuin said, "Right now we're at sixty-two percent our goal is seventy five by next year and until every child is ready, our work won't be done."
Ready for School is an initiative to ensure that all children enter kindergarten prepared to succeed by equipping parents through integrated support of the community. The program will work with various local institutions including hospitals, churches and schools to achieve their goals. For more information about the Ready For School Program visit readyforschool.org.
By: Claire Fodell