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Smart Start Central Oklahoma kicks off 2013 school readiness classes in February

by Smart Start Central Oklahoma

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Smart Start Central Oklahoma (SSCO) will provide Early Birds, a school readiness program for parents, in February in partnership with Oklahoma City Public School districts. Parents must live within the school district to attend these classes. A full list of dates, times and locations is below.


Early Birds will provide parents information and free resources, including educational toys and books to help stimulate their child’s development and build the skills they need to be successful in school. In addition to a strong emphasis on social and emotional development, class topics include everyday learning opportunities, discipline and community resources available to parents.


The classes target parents with children ages birth to 5 years old, and those expecting a baby. The 90-minute program is free, and child care is available.


Upcoming classes will be held at:

Martin Luther King Elementary
10:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 16
1201 N.E. 48th St.
Ridgeview Elementary
6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19
10010 Ridgeview Drive
Cesar Chavez Elementary
Saturday, Feb. 23, 10:30 a.m. (Spanish) and 1:30 p.m. (English)
420 S.W. 10th St.
Coolidge Elementary
6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12 and 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 14
5212 S. Villa Ave.

To RSVP: contact Julie Hibbs at 405-587-0422 or


About Early Birds

Early Birds is a family-based school readiness program for parents focused on the young child’s healthy development. The program is a series of 90-minute classes that teach child development, learning activities, discipline strategies and provide community resource information to empower parents as their child’s first teacher. The program was developed by Smart Start Central Oklahoma. More at

About Smart Start Central Oklahoma

Smart Start Central Oklahoma is a grassroots initiative that supports families as they raise children who are safe, healthy and ready to succeed in school. Smart Start collaborates with local service providers to provide existing programs and resources that focus on early childhood education and supporting families who want to give their children a good start in life. Smart Start Central Oklahoma is one of 18 Smart Start Oklahoma communities in Oklahoma. For more information, visit

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