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Alabama Partnership for Children
Smart Start Gift Registry
 
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Ready Families + Ready Communities + Ready Services (Health and Early Education) + Ready Schools = Ready Children

READY FAMILIES in READY COMMUNITIES – Parents and families play the most critical role in children’s healthy development. Mother’s limited educational level and being born to a single mother are two of the most powerful predictors of poor outcomes. Building protective factors and strong families is the best way to improve children’s healthy development and readiness for success in school and life.
 
 
$500 Statewide Growth Sponsor for Strengthening Families Initiative
 
$250 Sponsor Parent Café training in a community
 
$25 Sponsor a parent to attend Parent Café training
 
$25 Provide materials for Parent Café training
 
$700 Provide 100 Smart Start Parenting Kits for distribution in a community
 
$300 Provide 100 Handbook for Alabama Parents for inclusion in Smart Start Parenting Kits
 
$200 Provide 100 Parenting: Right from the Start DVDs for inclusion in Smart Start Parenting Kits
 
$150 Provide 100 Baby’s First Year Calendars for inclusion in Smart Start Parenting Kits
 
$100 Provide 100 children’s first reading books for inclusion in Smart Start Parenting Kits
 
$70 Provide 10 Smart Start Parenting Kits for distribution in a community
 
$30 Provide 10 Handbook for Alabama Parents for inclusion in Smart Start Parenting Kits
 
$20 Provide 10 Parenting: Right from the Start DVDs for inclusion in Smart Start Parenting Kits
 
$15 Provide 10 Baby’s First Year Calendars for inclusion in Smart Start Parenting Kits
 
$10 Provide 10 children’s first reading books for inclusion in Smart Start Parenting Kits
 
$280 Provide 100 FOCUS Resource Packets to individuals across the state


READY SERVICES – HEALTH – Access to health insurance and a medical home are necessary for children’s optimum development. This includes prenatal care, well-child check-ups and immunizations, and detection and treatment of illness and delays. Early assessment and referrals for delays and concerns are both effective and cost efficient.
 
 
$275 Provide an ASQ3 kit for one child care provider to screen all children in his/her care
 
$200 Provide ASQ3 screening training for 1 child care program
 
$20 Provide ASQ3 screening training for 1 teacher/provider
 
$15 Sponsor an ASQ3 screening for one child


READY SERVICES – EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION – Working families need access to dependable, high quality child care, and children benefit from developmentally appropriate programs with a commitment to high quality experiences. The most important component of high quality is the effectiveness of the teacher/caregiver.
 
 
$5,050 Sponsor a T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship Bachelor Degree recipient for one year
 
$2,300 Sponsor a T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship Associate Degree recipient for one year
 
$558 Sponsor a T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship Bachelor Degree recipient for 3 credit hours
 
$375 Provide a bonus for a T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship Bachelor Degree recipient
 
$320 Sponsor a T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship Associate Degree recipient for 3 credit hours
 
$300 Provide a bonus for a T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship Associate Degree recipient
 
$276 Sponsor a T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship CDA Assessment Fee recipient to obtain their CDA
 
$200 Provide a bonus for a T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship CDA Assessment Fee recipient
 
$180 Provide release time for a T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship Bachelor Degree recipient
 
$180 Provide release time for a T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship Associate Degree recipient
 
$140 Provide textbooks for a T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship Associate Degree recipient
 
$120 Provide textbooks for a T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship Bachelor Degree recipient
 
$80 Provide a travel stipend for a T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship Bachelor Degree recipient
 
$50 Provide a travel stipend for a T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship Associate Degree recipient


READY SCHOOLS – The transition into kindergarten and the first few grades often lay the foundation for success or failure in school. Teachers of preschool, child care, Head Start, and kindergarten can develop plans for school success.
 
 
$2,500 Sponsor development and implementation of Kindergarten Transition Teams in your community to develop and implement a community-wide school readiness initiative


READY CHILDREN PREPARED FOR SUCCESS – Investments in young children’s healthy development provides the best return on investment, ensuring success in school and readiness to enter the workforce as productive adults.

 
 


For a full description of program components, visit www.SmartStartAlabama.org or call 1-866-711-4025.