United Way of Chattanooga

Party in the Park!
Project Ready for School Birthday Party

Every year, United Way's Project Ready for School celebrates its birthday in September with a huge party at Warner Park. This celebration is FREE to the public and everyone is encouraged to join in on the fun. Check back often to find out when this year's party will be held. 

Families that join the party can enjoy the following:

  • Free snacks, drinks and birthday cake
  • Free developmental learning check-ups
  • Free book enrollments
  • Free early learning DVDs
  • Bubble making
  • Story time
  • Arts & crafts
  • Face painting
  • Games & activities

The party is part of Governor Phil Bredesen’s Imagination Library Week in Tennessee and it caps off a fun-filled statewide celebration of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program. Imagination Library Week is packed with events – such as our Project Ready for School birthday party – that are aimed at boosting enrollment across the state.

Call Jan Brooks at 423-752-0328 to find out more about the party or to get more information about free books for your children.

United Way's Project Ready for School helps children prepare for success in school and life by encouraging parents' involvement in their child's earliest learning experiences. Through Project Ready for School and its partners, United Way of Greater Chattanooga provides the tools that parents need to prepare their children for future success. These include:

  • Free Books: Children from birth to age 5 who are enrolled in Project Ready for School and live in Hamilton, Marion, Catoosa, Dade or Walker counties gets a free book every month from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. 
  • Annual Learning Checkups: These checkups tell you if your baby’s cognitive skills are developing appropriately.
  • Parenting classes and expert guidance: You can learn how to encourage your children’s developmental skills and monitor their progress. 

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