OCTOBER - DECEMBER
Collect Information About Kindergarten
- We have looked at different schools to find a kindergarten that works best for our child and our family.
- We know about visiting schools or open houses so we can ask questions and look around the different schools.
- We have talked to our preschool teacher and our child care provider or learned ourselves about what will be expected of our child as he or she starts kindergarten.
- We know what documents are needed to register for kindergarten.
DECEMBER 1 - JANUARY 17
REGISTER FOR KINDERGARTEN!
- Register in person at the school.
- Bring your child's birth certificate (child must be age 5 or older on or before October 1).
- Bring proof of immunizations.
- Bring proof of address such as a utility bill or driver's license.
JANUARY - MAY
Get to Know Your School
- We have registered for kindergarten and know what to expect.
- We know if this school has a welcome visit or other chance for families to visit, look around, and ask questions about the school.
- We have a copy of "8 Ways to be Ready for K," and we use the suggestions when we play or interact with our child.
- We have found out about opportunities over the summer for kindergarten parents and students to get to know each other..
* List of St. Vrain Valley School District kindergartens
* List of private kindergartens in the St. Vrain Valley
* MAP of all kindergartens in the St. Vrain Valley (interactive)
Get Ready to Start Kindergarten
- We are planning to visit the Longmont Public Library this summer.
- We are working on creating a smooth transition for our child - helping him or her make friends with new classmates, meeting other parents, and using ideas from "8 Ways to be Ready for K."
- We know about our local "Jump Start" kindergarten program.
* The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading
* Longmont Public Library
* Longmont Museum
* Longmont Recreation & Golf Services
* St. Vrain Valley School District before- and after-school child care locations
RESOURCES FOR PARENTS AND EARLY CHILDHOOD PROVIDERS
* Launching to Kindergarten: Guide to Kindergarten Registration in the St. Vrain Valley Area
* All About Me! - Important information about your child for his or her kindergarten teacher
* Colorado Reads: The Early Literacy Initiative
RESOURCES FOR PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS
LAUNCHING TO KINDERGARTEN is a collaborative effort of these organizations: