If you’re the parent of a preschooler, I want to remind you about the great, Free program, “Ready! for Kindergarten.” These are fun classes designed to give parents and caregivers information about working with their young children, And participants get to take home some really quality, Free materials like books, puzzles, and educational games and toys.
If you’re one of my Puyallup readers, you can sign up for a spring session of three Ready! for Kindergarten classes coming in May.
If you’re one of our readers elsewhere, The Ready! for kindergarten website has a link to help you find out whether your district offers this program. It is in many South Sound districts.
Basically, ALL districts offer some kind of kindergarten readiness. This one will have the word Ready! with the exclamation point. If yours doesn’t offer it, you might ask about what they do have. In many districts there is a specific person in charge of early learning, so if you initially get a receptionist on the line who doesn’t know what you’re talking about, just ask for that person!
Do also read our post on kindergarten readiness. It’s an older one, but I wrote it with the help of actual South Sound experts, and I think you’ll find their thoughts on what kids should be able to do before starting kindergarten interesting and reassuring!