Selma City Schools introduces Born Ready University

Published 7:32 am Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Selma City Schools announced a program for the development of future students.

Born Ready University! Born Ready is a  grant-funded initiative from the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education (ADECE) focused  to raise awareness among Alabama parents on the importance of early brain development and high quality early care and education.

Beginning March 12, SCS will host four free sessions for new and expectant mothers with  children ages 0 to 3 years old  Meeting dates are March 12, April 2, April  16, and April 30 from 9 a.m. until noon at Sophia   P. Kingston Elementary School.

Participants will learn about child brain development, child health/safety,  and how to prepare for language, literacy learn how to read and engage  their child and the best techniques for coping with the daily stress of being a parent.

The purpose of Born Ready is to empower parents with tools to support  their children as their first and best teacher.

“Supporting our families will give our youngest scholars a greater opportunity for success even before  they enter Pre-K and kindergarten,” SCS Superintendent   Dr. Avis Williams said.

“I am really excited that Born Ready University has a literacy focus  and addresses stress. This opportunity is a blessing and I encourage our parents to join us.”

New and expectant mothers are encouraged to register. Daycare services will be provided each session.

Upon completion of the program,  participants will receive a $50 gift card to purchase items for their child, the Animal Island Learning  Adventure AILA Technology Device, and books to begin building a family library.

The Born Ready University has gotten reaction on Social Media.

“This is awesome, a good program,” Lynda Lowery said.

For anyone wanting to register can contact Cheryl Randolph (334-419-0961) or Cynthia Perkins (334-407-9895). Perkins is the wife of Selma Mayor James Perkins Jr.

Participants can register at