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School Readiness Program

School Readiness is a public school early childhood education program open to children from age 3 to enrollment in kindergarten. The goal of the program is to help preschoolers gain skills and behaviors for school success. The program is free for children with one of six risk factors, such as qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch, being an English language learner, or having a potential risk factor that may influence learning. Statewide, about 14 or 15 percent of children age 3 and 4 are served by the School Readiness Program. The highest coverage is in Red Lake (82%) and Cook (73%) counties.