Children are born learning.

When families have the resources to help their children succeed, our whole community benefits.

All children deserve the opportunity to enter school ready to learn.

Smart Start Central Oklahoma is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring children receive the smart start they need and deserve.
Our mission is to build a community that supports parents and caregivers as a child's first and most influential teacher.

What is school readiness and why is it so important?

School readiness refers to the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive skills a child needs to be successful when they start school. When children enter school prepared and ready for kindergarten, they are twice as likely to read at grade level in the third grade and four times less likely to drop out of high school.

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Your support helps us give central Oklahoma’s children the best chance to succeed in school and in life.

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