The transition between preschool and kindergarten is a major step in a young child’s life. It can also be an anxious time for some preschoolers and their parents. Most experts agree that in order for your child to have a successful kindergarten year they need to be prepared. Beginning this process early can make the transition easier. Many of you may have preschoolers who will be moving up into kindergarten this year and who will need to be prepared for this next step in their lives. Beginning the preparation for this important milestone early on will make the transition more manageable. In order to help this transition we have created and compiled a variety of resources for you to use. We have created a Kindergarten HERE WE COME 6 Mth Calendar (Jan-Sept) that includes information on Phonemic Awareness, Math Concepts, Checklists, Helpful Tips, Book List, and many activities that will support you and your child’s transition into kindergarten.
We hope that you find this information useful and informative. We also have the following information/resources available for you to use with your children as they prepare for kindergarten:
- Kindergarten Lending Library
- Kindergarten Resource List
- Walk Safety Rules
- Increase Your Child’s Pedestrian Safety
- Bike Safety Rules
- Bike Safety
- School Bus Safety Rules
- Tips to Increase Bus Safety
- Getting Your Child Ready for Kindergarten
- Activities to Get Ready for Kindergarten
- School Bus Safety Activity Book
- Chuggington Safety Website-games, information, activities
CHECK OUT THESE KINDERGARTEN READINESS ACTIVITIES brought to you by the Boston Children’s Museum and the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care!
Self Help Inc. CFCE also has additional books and resources available, on kindergarten transition, to borrow from the Self Help Inc. CFCE lending Library. Stop by anytime!
This information has been made available to you in order to help you ensure a smooth and successful transition from the preschool setting to kindergarten.
1. All schools allow for registration on an individual basis.
2. Many schools will allow a visit on an individual basis as well.
3. Remember, you are your child’s first and most important teacher!