The Massachusetts Association of Community Action Programs (MASSCAP) received a Synergy Initiative Planning Grant of $200,000 to develop an Early Education and Care/Head Start Workforce Development Initiative READYGO (Readying Educators And Developing Young Children for Great Outcomes) to maximize the early education/Head Start experiences and the number of children receiving services. To do so, MASSCAP proposes to encourage staff development by providing education and training in adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), creating trauma-informed learning environments, fostering behavioral management skills to successfully address challenging behaviors in young children and to enhance the workforce career ladder for early education/Head Start educators.