Ready to Learn is a national literacy initiative hosted by PBS Kids Raising Readers that focuses on building reading skills in the home, in school, in child care, and in the community. This initiative, which is funded by a grant from the United States Department of Education, is developing exciting games, television programs, websites, and easy-to-use learning resources which will help children be better able to learn to read.
As part of this initiative there is a Ready to Learn class held once a month at the Utah County Health Department for parents and children. This class is free, open to anyone, and is held every 3rd Wednesday at noon. In this class there is a parenting workshop taught by a child development professional and at the end of class each parent is given a free new book and activity to take home. It's a great way to learn new skills and parenting techniques as well as meeting new people in your community and bringing home a free gift!