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Kindergarten Readiness

Kindergarten should be a good experience for students and a positive introduction to school. Students do best when they are prepared socially and academically to start school.

Help your child succeed in school with these kindergarten readiness tips and resources.

If you have questions about kindergarten, please contact Heather Huzefka, 541-967-4525.

Readiness tips:

  1. Read to your child. This is one of the most important activities for academic success, improving attention spans and learning early reading skills.
  2. Provide opportunities to be away from you. Activities such as organized sports, day camps and play groups will help them develop social independence and a sense of safety and confidence during the separation from you at school.
  3. Be sure your child gets enough sleep. Young children need at least 10 hours of uninterrupted sleep for the brain to shift learning into memory. Even a small amount of sleep can affect school performance, which is often exhibited as hyperactivity.

Helpful websites:

  • http://www.parentingsuccessnetwork.org/
  • http://www.incredibleyears.com/
  • http://csefel.vanderbilt.edu/resources/family.html
  • http://www.starfall.com/
  • http://www.albanypubliclibrary.org/
  • http://www.loveandlogic.com/

What will my child learn in kindergarten?

State standards for kindergarten