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.
Source: National Household Education Surveys Program
This report 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.
Source: Center on the Family at the University of Hawaii at Manoa
This guide 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.
This toolkit, created by the AFT and the National Center for Learning Disabilities, includes tools and materials that will help early childhood educators implement strategies to facilitate this process and enhance children’s transition to kindergarten.
This page 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.
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