Definition of School Readiness:
School Readiness means that children are ready for school, families are ready to support their child's learning, and schools are ready for children.
Whether a child attends a center-based preschool setting, home-based preschool setting, Head Start, or early learning experiences in the community these opportunities can provide a strong foundation for early learning for children.
Transitioning to Kindergarten is an exciting time for families and children. Transitions can be challenging so EPEL partners with the school district and child care programs to ensure families have the information needed for a successful transition. When transitions are successful, children are more likely to experience long-term school success.
Ready for Kindergarten: Explore the resources below to ensurea smooth and successful start.
Coming to school ready for Kindergarten makes the transition easier on your child. Children must be 5 years old by September 1st to start Kindergarten in the Fall of 2023.
School District U-46 Kindergarten Information
Getting Ready for Kindergarten Calendar
Transitioning to Kindergarten Fact Sheet English
Transitioning to Kindergarten Fact Sheet Spanish
Stay Connected with School District U-46
Tips for Preparing Your Child for Kindergarten
Practical Tips for Preparing Your Child and Yourself for Kindergarten
Your Child is Going to Kindergarten: Making the Move Together
Book Recommendations about Going to Kindergarten