Press Release

In 2018, the Infant Welfare Society of Evanston (IWSE) and School District 69 partnered to create Ready For Success, an innovative national model for early childhood education, offering families comprehensive resources and support.  Ultimately, Ready For Success will provide District 69’s youngest children with essential resources and services during the early, critical periods of childhood development, and will lay the foundation for their continued success and a bright future.  At the same time, Ready For Success (RFS) hopes to lead by example and serve as a model for school districts across our nation.

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SCHOOL DISTRICT REIMAGINES EDUCATION SYSTEM TO START AT BIRTH

August 28, 2019 (WBEZ Radio) - School District 69 in Skokie and Morton Grove partnered with the Infant Welfare Society of Evanston to create Ready For Success. The program facilitates learning starting as early as birth through play groups, home visits, and parent education.

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State grant Helps District 69 double its pre-K capacity

November 26, 2018 - Not only is Skokie Morton Grove School District 69 reaching more young children than before — the prekindergarten enrollment now stands at about 180 — it is working with younger children too.

Superintendent Margaret Clauson said the district has partnered with Infant Welfare Society of Evanston to provide home visiting services to children from 60 families from birth (working with parents) to age 3.

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EXTENSION 720 WITH JUSTIN KAUFMANN: ARE YOU READY FOR SUCCESS?

August 21, 2019 (WGN Radio) - Award-winning broadcaster, Justin Kaufmann of WGN Radio Extension 720, explores the importance of early childhood education with Ready For Success’ lead partners, School District 69 Superintendent, Margaret Clauson and Executive Director of the Infant Welfare Society of Evanston, Stephen Vick.

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