What we do in Kindergarten

There is no grade in your child’s life more important than the year spent in kindergarten. Here your child learns:

• To play and work with others.

• To concentrate.

• To follow directions.

• To listen to others when talking.

• To gain readiness for reading.

• To gain a concept of numbers, health knowledge, good work, and play habits.

• Confidence.

• A sense of humor.

• To begin formal reading when ready.

The following has been proven to cite children of similar ability:

The one who has had kindergarten training makes better school progress.

We look forward to seeing your child in September and hope that their year with us will be profitable and happy.

How to Help Your Child Prepare for School

• Talk about school with your child. Discuss happy experiences that are awaiting him or her.

• Listen to your child. Discuss concerns that he or she expresses. Encourage your child by being reassuring.

• Establish good routines for eating, doing schoolwork, and sleeping. Agree upon a bedtime.

• Provide a work and study area for your child. This area should be a private place, away from distractions and siblings.

• Establish a communication link with the teacher so that you are always informed about your child’s progress.

• Become an active member of the PTA and help it work for all the children.

• Register to vote and be prepared to support your schools.

What Your Child Should Know Independence and self-reliance are important qualities for school aged children. Your child should be able to:

• State his or her name and address.

• Take off and put on his or her own clothing. Boots should be large enough to slip on and off easily; shoelaces should be securely tied; buttons and zippers should be easy to use and clothing should be comfortable and appropriate for school and the weather.

• Recognize their own clothing. It is helpful if everything that will be removed (hats, gloves, scarf, coats, etc.) is labeled with the child’s name.

• Carry a tissue and be able to use it.

• Go to the toilet without help.

• Handle objects and return them properly.

• Follow instructions given by an adult.

• Stay with a group of children without direct parental supervision.

• Follow the best and safest way home.

• Rely on being picked up on time by someone he or she knows.

Kindergarten Registration Requirements

Your child may enter school if he or she is five (5) years old by October 1st of the present year. A birth certificate and a doctor’s certificate for proof of immunization must be presented at registration.

An immunization form will be given to you, as required by state law. Please return it by the date indicated on the form.

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