Help your child get ready for kindergarten.
Kindergarten is your child’s first school experience. There’s much you can do to help him or her get the very best start. You’ll find a wealth of information—great books for your kids, information for you on preparing your child for kindergarten, how to find out-of-school time care and much more. Check out these materials
Kindergarten Clubs If your child is age 4 or 5 and hasn’t attended pre-school or a child care program, the Cuyahoga County Public Library will help you and your child get ready for kindergarten! You’ll be treated to food, fun, family activities, prizes and free children’s books. Find dates and times here.
Great Books for Kids!
Find suggestions for good books for kindergarten students at these sites:
Helping Your Preschool Child with activities for children from infancy through age 5. (U.S. Department of Education)
Kindergarten Readiness Checklist. Find out what is expected of your child when he or she enters kindergarten.
Early Childhood & Development Standards.
80 skills that help to ease kids’ transition into kindergarten. (Florida Partnership for Parent Involvement)
Transitioning into kindergarten. (National Association for the Education of Young Children)
Tips for Helping Your Child Transition from Home to School. (Ohio Department of Education)
Ease Kindergarten Jitters (Edutopia)
Kindergarten Readiness Video Series: 25 videos from Western Reserve PBS on YouTube, (Summit County’s Department of Job and Family Services, This City Reads, Akron-Summit County Public Library, Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority and the Kindergarten Readiness Advantage program.)
Other Information and Resources
Need Help with School Supplies?
For information on organizations that sometimes offer assistance, call United Way’s 2-1-1 or log on here
Need Out-of-School Times Care or Child Care for Younger Children?
Contact Starting Point at 216-575-0061 or www.starting-point.org
Have Pre-Kindergarten Children?
Find out about Universal Pre-Kindergarten here.