READY! for Kindergarten

Birth to 5: Preparing Children for School Success

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From birth to age 5, a child learns faster than at any other time in his or her life. Those early learning experiences influence success in school and beyond. Data shows students who start school ahead, stay ahead. Learn what you can do to nurture a child's development in their earliest years, preparing their minds for all future learning.

Our READY! parent classes provide age-appropriate targets and training in the areas of language and literacy, math and reasoning, and social-emotional. Purposeful play and 20 minutes of daily read aloud make a difference that lasts a lifetime.

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Who Can Attend?

Any parent, guardian, or childcare provider living within the boundaries of South Kitsap School District, can attend this FREE training.


READY! for Kindergarten classes are offered three times each year. Parents and caregivers choose from one of five classes depending on their child's age and attend sessions three times per year. Each class is a 90-minute interactive lesson led by trained facilitators.  During the classes, parents learn how they can talk, sing, read, and play with their child in simple ways that foster essential literacy, math, and social-emotional skills.

2019-2020 Date Workshop options: 
Fall:  9/28, 10/1, 10/3, 10/5 
Winter:  2/1, 2/4, 2/6, 2/8   
Spring:  4/25, 4/28, 4/30, 5/2

Mark your calendar for Fall 2019 workshops! Registration opens August 17, 2019

Fall 2019 Classes:  **(Call for clases en Espanol)

  • Saturday, September 28 - 10:00-11:30 a.m. 
  • Tuesday, October 1 - 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 3 - 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 5 - 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. 

Orientation for first time parents begins at 9:30 a.m. on Saturdays and 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays/Thursdays

All classes are held at:

Orchard Heights Elementary School
2288 Fircrest Dr. SE - Port Orchard

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South Kitsap School District
Tracy Schneewind