Ready.Set.GROW! 2017


Reading, talking and playing every day are the best ways to help a child in the most important learning phase from birth to age six. Join United Way of Champaign County to find more fun ways to help your child at Ready.Set.GROW! on Saturday, April 1 at Champaign’s Garden Hills Elementary School. Learn about required kindergarten health exams. Get a free car seat safety check. Enjoy hands on activities, gymnastics, story time and even Touch-A-Truck. Bring your whole family to Ready.Set.GROW! on April 1 from 9 a.m. – noon at Garden Hills.

Ready.Set.GROW! is brought to you by United Way of Champaign County with support from Carle, Champaign Unit 4 Schools and CU MTD.

Special Activities

United Way's Born Learning Trail

Inflatable Bounce House

Stephens Family YMCA - Gymnastics demonstration

Stephens Family YMCA - Young at Art

Orpheum Children’s Science Museum - Science experiments

Crisis Nursey - Discovery Zone for little ones


Safe Kids - Car Seat Safety Check

Champaign Public Library and Urbana Free Library - Story Time!

U of I Women’s Softball - Hometown Heroes


1.       Body Composition & Nutritional Neuroscience Lab at U of I

2.       The Center for Youth and Family Solutions


4.       Champaign County Child Abuse Prevention Coalition (CCRC)

5.       Champaign County Regional Planning Commission's Head Start/Early

6.       Champaign Park District

7.       Champaign Pre-K

8.       Champaign-Urbana Public Health

9.       Crisis Nursery

10.    CU Early - Urbana Early Childhood School

11.    Developmental Services Center

12.    DREAAM

13.    Dr. G's BrainWorks

14.    Family Advocacy of Champaign County

15.    Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse

16.    Illinois Public Media

17.    Orphans Treasure Box

18.    Prairie Wind Speech Therapy, Inc

19.    Smile Healthy Dental Center/ Frances Nelson Health Center

20.    Stephen's Family YMCA

21.    Tap In Leadership Academy

22.    U of I Early Childhood & Parenting Collaborative

23.    UI Development Labs

24.    United Way Born Learning Trail - 211

25.    United Way of Champaign County

26.    Urbana Adult Education

27.    The Urbana Free Library

28.    Urbana Park District



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