The Transition to Kindergarten

  • It is very important to us that the transition to kindergarten is as smooth and as stress-free as possible for your child. This should be an exciting time. We are working to support you and your child in the following ways:

    1. At Kindergarten Screening, you will be asked to fill out a parent/guardian questionnaire that collects information about your child’s developmental history, along with your input regarding their social, emotional, language, and self-help skills.  This information will help staff prepare for your child’s arrival to kindergarten.  
    2. We want to give each child the opportunity to use their experiences, cultural background, and personal interests to connect with learning. Your child’s teacher will likely be asking you about things that are important to you as a family through various assignments and will be striving to use this to help your child grow and learn.
    3. Gearing Up For Kindergarten – This booklet has been developed specially to provide you with the information you may be interested in knowing about especially if this is your family’s first child to attend public school. This is customized for the kindergarten parent/guardian to have accurate information about the varying aspects of the public school experience.
    4. If your child speaks a language other than English, as shared on the Home Language Survey, your child’s English Language proficiency will be assessed. You will then be contacted by your child’s English Language Development (ELD) teacher to learn about your child’s results.