• Let's Get First-Day Ready - Tips for Families

  • As the first and most important teacher your child will ever have, parents and guardians play an important role in a child’s educational experience. Here are some recommendations to help prepare for the transition into Kindergarten:

    • Start Now! Each day is a new day of learning for your child.  They are like little sponges soaking in new information each day! 
    • Talk about school with your child in a positive way. If school is important to you, it will be important to them.
    • Enjoy new activities with your child each day. Play games like “I Spy” as a way to introduce colors, numbers and shapes into your child’s vocabulary.
    • With your child, pretend they are in school and learning to sit in a seat for 15-20 mins while listening to a story.
    • Support your child's independence. Give lots of praise for things they learned to do on their own.
    • Encourage exploration and curiosity and remember to have fun.