The School Readiness Council works with the public school system to help parents prepare their children during the critical, early educational years. The council’s primary goal is to improve communication and partnership among families for children from birth to age five. The council also works with preschool and nursery school providers, elementary schools and community agencies.

A collaborative team of volunteers work through the council to make sure every child is ready for kindergarten. Their four key objectives are: to increase community awareness of the benefits of early childhood education, strengthen the connections between early care and education programs, enhance the kindergarten transition process in Shelton, and to provide leadership on early childhood issues.