How long has it been around?
Ready by 5 was launched in 2011 through the Early Learning Challenge Grant awarded by Smart Beginnings of South Hampton Roads to create system-wide changes throughout the City of Norfolk focused solely on school readiness of all children from birth. It is overseen by the Early Learning Advisory Board as appointed by the Norfolk City Council.

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1. What is Ready by 5?
2. How long has it been around?
3. Why is school readiness important?
4. What happens when children aren’t ready to start school?
5. What is the City doing to help?
6. What is the Quality Rating Improvement System?