The Ready Region Southeastern Family Council was created to help parents take an active role in their child’s early years leading up to kindergarten. The council’s focus is to help parents build a stronger early childhood system, learn about early childhood care, education systems, community resources, discuss current programs and determine what more is needed by families to help raise children who are healthy, thriving, and ready to learn.
We are looking for families who will help us close the gaps in education, help parents to find needed resources, and create a “think out of the box” attitude.
Our Southeastern Ready Region has established three separate family councils, serving the Eastern Shore, South Hampton Roads, and Western Tidewater regions.
Family Council meeting specifics:
Once a parent has been identified as a good candidate for the council, the Family Engagement Coordinator will:
There is also an opportunity for the Family Council to select a Regional Parent Advocate to attend state meetings as a representative on the Virginia Promise Partnership Parent Advisory Board.
If interested in joining one of our Family Councils, please contact Namona Griffin at GriffiNP@EVMS.EDU