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Idaho Ready to Learn: Countdown to Kindergarten
Idaho Public Television and several partners have worked together to create this website filled with activities and suggestions on how to prepare for Kindergarten this fall.
Kindergarten All-Stars Online
Join us for Kindergarten All-Stars online every Monday 10am! Practice skills to be ready for Kindergarten from the comfort of your home. See more videos on our YouTube Channel.
West Ada Kindergarten Registration
Register your child for Kindergarten here.
- 2020 Kindergarten Registration Schedule and Preregistration Form
- How to Register Your Child for Kindergarten
- Kindergarten Readiness Family Workbook
- State of Idaho Parent Education Resource Center
- Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children (IDAEYC)
- Idaho Head Start Association
- Boys & Girls Club (Meridian)
- South Meridian Family YMCA
Skills Activity Ideas
As a parent, you are your child’s first teacher and you play an important role in your child’s readiness for school. Preschool and other kindergarten readiness programs are great stepping stones for many children, however a national survey of kindergarten teachers said that parents have the biggest impact on whether a child starts school ready to learn.
Some of the most important abilities when children start school are not necessarily the academic skills that we think of, but social-emotional abilities like getting along with other children and teachers, and working on their own without disrupting the classroom.
Skills like naming letters and counting are important and your child learns those and other skills best through play and everyday hands-on experiences such as reading together daily, playing at parks and playgrounds, shopping together, and visiting museums, zoos, and libraries.
Compiled above are a list of extra resources as you help your child navigate their journey from a preschooler to a real Kindergarten All-Star! Be sure to check out the information about our Kindergarten All-Stars Program as well as take-home Kindergarten Readiness Kits.