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 or guardian that lives within the borders of South Kitsap School District or childcare providers, 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.

Mark your calendar for Winter 2019 workshops - Registration opens December 21, 2018

Winter 2019 Classes:

  • Saturday, February 2 - 10:00-11:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, February 5 - 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 7 - 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 9 - 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. - Saturday - 2-9-19 is CANCELLED due to inclement weather. 
  • ​Saturday, February 23 - 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. *Orientation at 9:30 a.m.

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