For Schools

  • March into Kindergarten has resources to help schools register children for kindergarten early


    March into Kindergarten is an effort to inform and urge all parents in Cuyahoga County to register their child for kindergarten as early as March. Registration provides their child with a smooth transition and helps schools be adequately prepared to educate all children and understand each child’s strengths and needs before the first day of school.

    If you would like your school district to put the power of the March into Kindergarten campaign into your outreach efforts to families, ask us for ways to use our brand and materials to support you, or ways that we can help get the word out about your district’s registration events.

    Jennifer Dodd, Ph.D., Director of Grants, Research and Development
    Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County, 6393 Oak Tree Blvd., Independence, Ohio 44131

    • 216-901-4240 (phone)• 216-524-3683 (fax)

    Is your information in our school database correct?

    Please check the United Way 2-1-1 database to ensure that we have accurate information for your school.


    Get flyers, posters and other materials to help you get families to register their children early for kindergarten

    March Into Kindergarten has materials to help you get families to register their children early—including flyers, posters and yard signs. Use the contact form to make requests or contact Abbie Klein at Starting Point: 216-575-0061.

    You can also download flyers to print or copy here:

    Resources for Teachers and Administrators

    Transition to Kindergarten Summary Forms

    The March into Kindergarten team has developed forms for preschool teachers and parents to complete so schools can get to know their upcoming class of kindergarten children. The Help Us Get to Know Your Child form is for parents whose children have not attended an early childhood program and the Transition Summary Form is for preschool teachers to complete in conjunction with parents. You can download by clicking on the links.

    Supporting Families with Children Transitioning to Kindergarten

    The most recent edition of Voices in Urban Education (VUE), published by the Annenberg Institute for School Reform, highlights a wide range of perspectives on how to support children and their families through early education transitions, highlighting the importance of alignment between early learning and K–12 programs, collaboration across systems (such as education, health, and housing) that have a role in keeping children on a path to academic success, and deep engagement with communities and parents as vital allies in the healthy transition of their children to kindergarten and beyond.

    The full issue can be accessed here.

    Supporting Families with Children with Special Needs

    The Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities  (OCECD) offers resources and trainings for parents of children with special needs and the professionals who serve them. Check out their website at


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