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READY! for Kindergarten®

Our Ready! for Kindergarten program is gearing up for the 23/24 school year! Things will look a little different as we put our plan into place, but check back here for updates!

The first virtual workshop will open for registration on October 17th, and our first in-person workshop will be held on November 18th .Did you know... 

Birth to Pre-K: Preparing Children for School Success

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 workshops 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.

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

READY! for Kindergarten Virtual or In-Person Workshops:
(Each season has different materials and tools for your family!)  

 Virtual Workshop InstructionsEnglish   Español     

Easy Virtual tutorial - ENGLISH        ESPAÑOL                                      

You can choose either virtual or in-person for each child. Please choose only one workshop option per child you sign up!

Virtual* - Fall 2023 - Registration for the virtual parent workshops open October 17, 2023 and continues through November 17, 2023.  Just like our in-person classes, age appropriate workshops are available for families with children ages 0-1, 1-2, 2-3, 3-4, or 4-5. Dates for tool pick-up will be presented at the end of the virtual workshop, upon completion of the end of workshop survey. Please note that tool pick-up is no longer available after the event has ended.  

In-Person* - Fall 2023 - In-Person parent workshop registration opens October 17, 2023, and will be held on November 18, 2023. Please note!! We have only ONE in-person workshop option this season! An adult must be present at each child's workshop in order to receive the tools for that age-group. You are also allowed to bring a guest to attend with you. Childcare is available for children 13 months to 12 years old.

Our Fall, Winter, and Spring sessions each provide different tools and information that build the foundation to get your child READY! for Kindergarten.    

*If you have more than one child eligible for READY!, you may consider doing either both in-person workshops, or doing the virtual workshop for one age group and in-person for the other. If you have any questions about this please do not hesitate to reach out!


Parents new to READY! will start with a brief Orientation followed by their age appropriate workshop. Orientation is a one-time program overview that covers all age groups for families new to the READY! for Kindergarten® program.

Virtual Workshop Tool pick up** - At the end of the virtual workshop, you will be asked to answer a few questions, select a date for tool pick up, and answer a short survey. You will have two dates to choose from, and parents who are new to READY! will also pick up an Orientation kit at this time. We will follow up with an e-mail reminder and instructions for tool pick up 2-3 days before your requested pick up date. Please note that tool pick-up is not available after the event has ended. 

**Please note that READY! tool pick-up is not  available after the event has ended.

South Kitsap School District
Lisa Freeman 

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Page updated 9.14.23


Get Your Child Ready for Kindergarten!

Birth to age 5 is the time to get your child...READY! for Kindergarten. Register for this year's free workshop!

Calling all South Kitsap School District families and caregivers with children from birth through Pre-K! 
Join us for this year’s free parent workshops where we will give you the tools to prepare your child for school success! 

Visit this website for more information and to register!


Virtual Workshops are open from April 3rd through  May 6th

In-Person Workshops will be held on April 29th and May 6th