Category : News & Updates

  • Starting in kindergarten: “Get to school, you can make it!”

    Starting in kindergarten: “Get to school, you can make it!”

    Posted August 13, 2015 By in News & Updates With | Comments Off on Starting in kindergarten: “Get to school, you can make it!”

    Under a rallying cry of “Get to school, you can make it,” local schools are emphasizing the importance of good student attendance. Starting in kindergarten, the kids who show up strong are more likely to grow up strong, reaching their academic goals and high-school graduation. According to the campaign, children missing 10 or more days …

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  • Parent tips for moms and dads with a child starting kindergarten

    Parent tips for moms and dads with a child starting kindergarten

    Posted August 11, 2015 By in News & Updates With | Comments Off on Parent tips for moms and dads with a child starting kindergarten

    The National Association for the Education of Young Children offers tips on transitioning children to kindergarten that will help children and parents: Transitioning to Kindergarten I’m Ready for Kindergarten! (video) Is My Child Ready for Kindergarten? 12 Ways to Help Children Say Goodbye Kindergarten: Ask a Teacher (video) Personal Stories to Help Children Get Ready …

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  • Parents of 3- and 4-year olds with special needs: Transition to kindergarten begins now

    Parents of 3- and 4-year olds with special needs: Transition to kindergarten begins now

    Posted October 7, 2014 By in News & Updates With | Comments Off on Parents of 3- and 4-year olds with special needs: Transition to kindergarten begins now

    If your child learns differently from his or her peers, or has special needs, you can help your child experience a successful transition to kindergarten. Parents of 3- and 4-year-old children with physical or social/emotional needs can contact their school districts now, instead of waiting for the springtime registration period. When you establish a relationship …

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  • Books from birth: Start early to help your kindergarten child love words and learning

    Books from birth: Start early to help your kindergarten child love words and learning

    Posted By in News & Updates With | Comments Off on Books from birth: Start early to help your kindergarten child love words and learning

    For the first time, the American Academy of Pediatrics has something to say about books. The academy highlighted the importance of early literacy education in their new recommendation: families should read aloud to their children from birth. The March into Kindergarten team supports helping children develop a love of words and books in the years …

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  • 5 reasons parents wait too long

    5 reasons parents wait too long

    Posted June 16, 2014 By in News & Updates With | Comments Off on 5 reasons parents wait too long

    Scripts for child-care and early education providers to help parents get their children registered for kindergarten on time Are families of 4- and 5-year-old children at your child-care site still waiting to register for kindergarten for the coming school year? If so, it is important to encourage parents to get registered now. The truth is, …

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  • I heard that my child needs to do a kindergarten readiness assessment. What do parents need to know?

    I heard that my child needs to do a kindergarten readiness assessment. What do parents need to know?

    Posted April 15, 2014 By in News & Updates With | Comments Off on I heard that my child needs to do a kindergarten readiness assessment. What do parents need to know?

    Understanding the New Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Parents of kindergarteners are told that their children will be assessed near the start of the school year. But what is the assessment for? And what actually happens during the assessment? Many parents have questions about kindergarten assessments, so here is some information about what to expect in Ohio. …

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  • Missing preschool or kindergarten classes: it’s a big deal

    Missing preschool or kindergarten classes: it’s a big deal

    Posted April 7, 2014 By in News & Updates With | Comments Off on Missing preschool or kindergarten classes: it’s a big deal

    “It’s just preschool” or “It’s just kindergarten” — right? Being absent a day here or there, or a few days in a row, isn’t a big deal — right? Research shows that the answer is: “Wrong! It’s a very big deal.” Children who miss days early in their academic career fall behind other students, and …

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  • For kinship care families registering for kindergarten: what grandparents, relatives, and other adults need to know

    For kinship care families registering for kindergarten: what grandparents, relatives, and other adults need to know

    Posted March 20, 2014 By in News & Updates With | Comments Off on For kinship care families registering for kindergarten: what grandparents, relatives, and other adults need to know

    To register a child for kindergarten, you’ll need paperwork that verifies your caretaker status. With the help of the local juvenile court, March into Kindergarten has created an information sheet to help you if you are caring for a child that has been placed in your care by another family member or by an agency. …

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  • Connect with your child through books, even before kindergarten

    Connect with your child through books, even before kindergarten

    Posted March 11, 2014 By in News & Updates With | Comments Off on Connect with your child through books, even before kindergarten

    Suggestions for interactive reading with preschool and kindergarten-age children One-on-one reading time helps a child with more than just literacy skills. It can help them connect to their caregivers, feel safe, inspire curiosity, and help them think through problems or circumstances. An article from Scholastic highlights ways that parents and caring adults can make reading …

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  • Connect to YOUR local school district to learn about kindergarten registration

    Connect to YOUR local school district to learn about kindergarten registration

    Posted January 27, 2014 By in News & Updates With | Comments Off on Connect to YOUR local school district to learn about kindergarten registration

    Cuyahoga County, Ohio, has 31 districts. To receive contact information for any of them, you can dial United Way’s 2-1-1, browse this list of contact information for local school districts, or visit them online. The districts’ websites are linked below.   District website:  Find your district on Facebook: Bay Village Beachwood Bedford Berea Brecksville-Broadview Heights Brooklyn …

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