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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Parents and Caregivers of children 0-5,   

FREE - READY! for Kindergarten™ 10-week video series  (Click Here for flyer)  
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Each week, facilitators will create and upload a new 5-minute video introducing a different learning target and activity for each age group.  That’s 10 videos for each age group -- 50 videos in all! Each weekday, a new learning target video will be posted according to the schedule below. Click  “subtitles/captions” on the video to see subtitles in Spanish.

This video series is open to all parents of preschoolers in and outside of South Kitsap School District. 

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This video series is not intended to replace READY! for Kindergarten™ in-person sessions, but to provide some ideas for you to do at home based on the spring READY! for Kindergarten™ targets. 

Who Can Attend SKSD READY! for Kindergarten parent sessions?

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.

2020-2021  Workshop options TBD 

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
Updated 6/11/20