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Colorful Toys

Early Investment, Big Return

The Case for the
Ready By Five Millage

Wednesday | April 10, 2024

This August, every voter in Kent County will be asked to renew the Ready by Five millage. This was the first early childhood millage to pass in any Michigan county, and five years later, it’s helped more than 12,400 young children and expectant parents, in every zip code in Kent County.  Read more about it on the Ready by Five website.

Please join us for a panel discussion on its successes, who administers the funding, and what services are provided. Also hear directly from parents whose families are benefiting. Most importantly, learn why renewal of this millage is critical to the future of Kent County

Wednesday | April 10, 2024

5:00 p.m.  Registration

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.  Program and Q&A

Educational Service Center at Kent ISD | Coldwater Room
2930 Knapp Street NE | Grand Rapids, MI 49505

Parking available in Lot #11  (Map)


Questions? Contact Ellyn Wolfson at 616-540-3504.

No cost to attend, but kindly RSVP.

Panel Participants

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Candace Cowling

Executive Director

Family Futures

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Jennifer Headley-Nordman


First Steps Kent

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Taniah Ingram


Ready by Five Campaign

Dr. Brandy Lovelady Mitchell

Dr. Brandy Lovelady-Mitchell

Deputy Superintendent of

Preschool - 12 Learning & Leadership

Grand Rapids Public Schools

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Millie Martinez


Resident Proposal Review Board

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Amy Turner-Thole


Ready by Five Campaign

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