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Project Ready for School

When's the best time to build a child's brain for success? At birth! Studies show the first three years of a child's life are the most critical – they’re the years when kids are "wired" for success.  United Way makes it easy through Project Ready for School with FREE resources available to all. We’re starting our kids off on the right foot even before they can walk!


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Imagination Library Books at no charge to you

All children five or under can get free, high quality children's books every month in the mail through our partnership with Imagination Library.  Reading to your kids is the best way to get them ready for school. It develops their attention span, enhances the learning pathways of their minds, and it strengthens their bond with you. Sign up here!

If you already receive books but need to change your address, follow this link


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Free Learning Checkups

These quick and simple analyses help you track your child's early development so you can be sure they're on their way to success, or identify and get help early if there is a potential developmental delay.  All families who complete and return a Checkup get 1 free adult and 1 free child's pass to the Creative Discovery Museum! Did we mention they’re free?

Follow this link to complete a Learning Checkup online.  

Call 423-752-0328 to ask for a learning checkup to be mailed to you. 

Have a question? Call 423.752.0302 or email learningcheckup@uwchatt.org .