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Kindergarten Readiness Resources

"What can I do to get my child ready for kindergarten?" Are you a teacher looking for some great resources that you can pass along to prospective students' parents? Are you getting registration packets and kindergarten orientations all setup? Click read more to find some great resources on the web that teachers or parents can use to assist students in getting a jump-start to kindergarten.

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Parent Guide to Kindergarten: Is Your Child Ready? Are You?

Help you child get a smooth start to school with these resources for kindergarten readiness. Covers everything from when to start kindergarten to preparing your child. This collection also assists you in choosing a program and teacher.

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Reading Readiness in PreK

Adele Brodkin gives advice on individualizing programs that cater to the level of reading readiness that children display.

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Teachers Tell What Skills Children Need to Be Ready for Kindergarten

Five teachers tell you what skills preschoolers need to start kindergarten next year. Talks about the academic, motor, and social skills that kindergartners require to succeed.

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Does Your Child Have the Emotional Maturity to Start Kindergarten?

This parent asks: my son is ready for kindergarten academically. How can I tell if he's ready emotionally? An expert offers advice on kindergarten readiness and choosing the right program for your child.

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THE RISE OF TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN

A child may be old enough for kindergarten, but does that mean he is developmentally ready? See if transitional kindergarten is the right choice for your child

ARTICLE: SCHOLASTIC PARENTS 11/13/2006

Kindergarten Dilemmas

Get the facts to make a good decision about your child's kindergarden experience. Covers parents' kindergarten dilemmmas from readiness to redshirting.

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Adventures in Kindergarten

Four families share their very different experiences with the start of kindergarten. They talk about their kids' readiness or lack there of, and how they dealt with it.

ARTICLE: ADMINISTRATOR MAGAZINE: CURRICULUM

College Prep Starts in PreK

A district’s 10-year march pays off with higher graduation rates, top-ranked schools, and a shrinking achievement gap.

ARTICLE: SCHOLASTIC PARENTS 1/8/2007

Here Comes Kindergarten: Recommendations for Getting Children Prepared

Recommendations for preparing children not just to survive, but to thrive in kindergarten. List five skills areas you can practice with your child before she needs to use them in the classroom.

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What's Different About Kindergarten?

Kindergarten brings exciting new experiences. Steps to prepare your child for a big, new school and other important changes.

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Repeating Kindergarten

Whether or not you child should repeat kindergarten. The reasons to repeat kindergarten and how it may benefit your child.

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Assessment Strategies for the "New" Kindergarten

Mentor teacher Jeremy Brunaccioni offers new teachers insight into using assessments to help kindergartners reach the new standards for achievement — a level previously not expected until 1st grade.

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10 Ways to Be Ready for Parent-Teacher Conferences All Year Long

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. If you do the following things all along, you will not have to rush around at conference time.