Kindergarten Readiness

PRE KINDERGARTEN

The academic success of children in later years depends heavily upon their kindergarten readiness. The first few years of education and preparedness are the most crucial to establishing a solid foundation from which children can adapt to school systems and learn successfully. During this period, children develop primary skills that form the foundations of reading, counting, and social interaction. At Reach Higher Shasta, we have supported the development of two resources to help improve kindergarten readiness outcomes: The Kindergarten Readiness Snapshot and the Kindergarten Readiness Booklet.

Kindergarten Readiness App

Through its current Kindergarten Readiness Snapshot, teachers and
families can learn more about the status of their child’s literacy and numeracy development, social and emotional development, and physical development at one key point in time.The Snapshot is an innovative, electronic application-based measure to be administered by teachers early in the school year to capture specific facets of what children entering school know and can do.Findings are intended to be used formatively at the classroom and school levels to support instructional planning and at the district level to better understand any changes that may emerge over time in the developmental readiness of Shasta children at school entry.

Next Stop Kindergarten Booklet

There is a desire to have a Next Stop Kindergarten guide that incorporates preparation starting even younger ages. The current booklet pre-dominately focuses on the ages directly before Kindergarten and what parents need to expect.
Continued education to parents about Kindergarten readiness and how to get a child enrolled and prepared for Kindergarten. Adding additional ages will keep parents focused on education throughout the first years of development. This will promote readiness for Kindergarten