Girl with Braids

Our mission is to provide early learners with an opportunity to socialize, learn, play and gain confidence in the safety of their home.

Our Story

“We believe that parents are a child's first and best teacher. Parents can survive home education solo, but they THRIVE within a community of other parents, students, and educators. Ready to Learn Circle is a platform that makes learning fun and accessible, our sights are set high: for a more equitable, efficient future for learning.

Each Circle Time Session promotes

FOUR key dimensions of learning: 



Emotional Intelligence

Learning Through Play

Meet The Team


Executive Director

Alicia McKay is owner of No Fear LLC and Director of No Fear Café. No Fear LLC is the founding company of Ready to Learn Circles. Alicia shares her 20+ years of experience in leadership, business consulting, and education to focus on her mission of promoting personal growth, developing small businesses, building independent authors, and creating innovative youth programming to enhance communities through math and science. Currently, Alicia is board President for the non-profit organization, The Literacy Project, a board trustee President for the Harper Woods School District and a Christian author and consultant. However, her most important position in life is that of a wife to her husband Joseph and mother to her two children, a 4 year-old son and a 8 year-old daughter.


Managing Partner

Shanna is Managing Partner for Ready to Learn Circles. She has extensive experience in media relations, strategic planning, community outreach, operations, new media design, and grant writing. By day, she's a super-homeschool mom raising 3 amazing children.