A Parent's Guide to Kindergarten
Getting ready to send your child to kindergarten is a fun and exciting time for families. It can also be a little scary. We've put together some resources to help families learn what to expect and how they can help their child have a positive and enjoyable introduction to school.
The single most important thing to keep in mind is that your child's teacher, and the school staff, are going to be your new best friends in keeping your child happy, healthy and eager to learn. And what's the most important way to keep best friends close? You got it - communication!
Asking questions and listening to the answers with an open heart will keep the lines of communication open with your school. Be sure to attend your school's springtime welcome and registration event to see the school, meet the staff and get important information about available programs.
Click here to view an interactive online copy of A Parent's Guide to Kindergarten. Your school will be handing out printed copies of this publication at their welcome events. (Click here for the Spanish version.)
You can also see a list of children's books about kindergarten here.
This is a wonderful and special time in your child’s life. Enjoy every moment!
What kinders learn
Kindergarten will provide a fun and engaging experience for your child to learn valuable social skills along with laying down important foundations for future learning. Your child will be learning through discovery, exploration and active learning, including both structured and unstructured play.
You are your child’s first teacher! Children who enter kindergarten with a good foundation of skills will have a more positive experience.
Read to your child every day in your home language.
When to come
What to eat
How to get there