This list contains a variety of resources associated with getting a child ready for kindergarten.
- Tool Kit: Kindergarten Toolkit
- Tip Sheet: Ease Those First-Day Blues!
- Tip Sheet: Please Don’t Go! Separation Anxiety and Children
- Tip Sheet: Getting Ready for Kindergarten
- Tip Sheet: Starting Kindergarten? Help Make It a Good Experience!
- Tip Sheet: Going to Kindergarten?
- Podcast: Diverse Families and the Transition to Kindergarten
- Getting Ready for Kindergarten Calendar
This calendar, provided by the United Way of Champaign County, is filled with ideas, activities and tips for you and your child to read, talk, and play every day! Also in Spanish.
- Kindergarten Individual Development Survey (K.I.D.S.)
This website contains information for parents and teachers about the K.I.D.S. Assessment required by the Illinois State Board of Education, as well as resources to help families prepare for kindergarten and a successful start in school.
- Get Set 4 Kindergarten
The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library provides a month by month guide to school readiness which includes skill development, health, and reading readiness.
- Parents’ Reports of the School Readiness of Young Children
This report from the National Household Education Surveys Program presents data on the school readiness of children in the United States as reported by their parents in 2007. Topics addressed include the participation of young children in preschool or other types of center-based care or education arrangements, parental plans for kindergarten enrollment, and an assessment of what parents should do to prepare their children for kindergarten.
- What about Kindergarten?
This page on the U.S. Department of Education website includes activities designed to help a child get ready for kindergarten. There are additional activities specifically to help set the child on the path to school success as the first day of school approaches.
- Usted y su niño en edad preescolar — Spanish (You and Your Preschool Child: ToolKit for Hispanic Families)
- Raising a School-Ready Child: A Family Guide
This guide from the Center on the Family at the University of Hawaii at Manoa defines a school-ready child as one that is prepared to learn successfully when beginning school. It gives examples of everyday activities parents can use to develop the traits and skills children need to be prepared to learn.
- NAEYC for Families
These articles from the National Association for the Education of Young Children provide tips for parents to prepare themselves and their child for kindergarten.
Type of resource:
- Resource List
Setting(s) for which the article is intended:
- Child Care Center
- Family Child Care
- Preschool Program
- Parents / Family
- Teachers / Service providers
Age Levels (the age of the children to whom the article applies):
- Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)