Don’t leave! Stick around and see what this is all about. (There is an explanation below.) There are lots of other pages here on this site to explore. Just look through the drop down menus, sign up for the Imagination Library, find an age-appropriate activity to do with your child, read the latest blog post, sign up for a weekly text message, look for the resources to find dates for kindergarten, and discover what is important to look for in quality child care.

 90% of all children ready for Kindergarten by 2020!

In 2013, United Way of Wells County began the process of determining unaddressed needs in Wells County. At that time, it was decided to focus on early childhood/preschool and preparing children for kindergarten and life.

We are concerned with the whole child. We want to educate parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and neighbors about all the ways of preparing children – including talking to children from birth and reading to them daily.

United Way is actively collaborating with the schools and preschools to advance the awareness of parents and preparing ALL children for kindergarten.


Children love to have books read to them!

There are many programs as a part of this initiative:

  • Preschool scholarships because we understand the importance of preschool for all children.
  • Imagination Library because we know the value of having books available for all children from birth.
  • Kindergarten Countdown because we see the benefits of an extra boost for children prior to starting kindergarten.
  • Quarterly Parent Learning and Activity guides to give all parents no and low-cost activities to engage their infants and toddlers.
  • Getting Ready for Kindergarten Calendar for the extra activities for parents and their preschoolers in the year prior to kindergarten.
  • Reading Days in the preschools with Women United
  • And many other additional programs being created for implementation in 2015-16.

Our goal at United Way of Wells County is to have 90% of all children ready to enter kindergarten by 2020. But we need YOUR help.

Read to children in the schools/preschools, at the library and at home. Volunteer at the schools. Give of your time to mentor a child. Support the Early Childhood Initiative with your financial gift. Join Women United to advance the Early Childhood Initiative programming.