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Ready Set Grow

A Kindergarten Readiness Program

• For Franklin County families with children ages 3-5 who feel their child may not be ready for school
• A 6-month program with weekly 1-2 hour sessions
• Weekly appointments to work with your child can take place at your home, a relative’s home, the library, or
our Educational Play Room
• Many educational materials provided to help your child grow
• Teaches parents about child development
• Connects parents with needed community resources

Ready Set Grow Facts:

• Services are free
• Screenings, assessments and Learning Plans are completed to assist with growth and development
• The Parent/Guardian joins the Worker and child in weekly activities and learns ways to prepare the child for the future
• Assistance in enrolling children into preschool, Head Start, and Kindergarten
• Connect children to Special Needs educational services
• Children attending pre-school full time and children enrolled in Kindergarten are not eligible

Educational Play Room

• Parents can bring their child to the Play Room for weekly appointments
• Regularly scheduled Play Groups strengthen social and academic skills while parents and children work together
• Play Groups offer experiences that include Reading Circle, making snacks, painting, academic projects and time in the gym

Contact our Intake Department at or call 614-294-2661 for more information.

Ready Set Grow Brochure

Directions For Youth & Families believes that struggling youth and families need help on multiple fronts. Prevention, Intervention, Education - a mixture of all three must be available so that each individual's needs can be adequately met.



1515 Indianola Ave.
Columbus, OH 43201
Map and Directions
(614) 294-2661
fax: (614) 294-3247


3616 East Main St.
Whitehall, OH 43213
Map and Directions
(614) 251-0103
fax: (614) 251-1177


657 South Ohio Ave.
Columbus, OH 43205
Map and Directions
(614) 258-8043
fax: (614) 258-8123


3840 Kimberly Parkway
Columbus, OH 43232
Map and Directions
(614) 694-0203
fax: (614) 694-0245


39 W Winter St.
Delaware, Ohio 43015
Map and Directions
(740) 990-0254
fax: (740) 990-0255