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Kindergarten Readiness

From birth to five years old, it is an important time in your child's life of learning and brain development. 80% of brain growth happens during the first three years.

Practice at Home

We encourage our families to work with their children at home, to help prepare for kindergarten! These practices are just some of the many ways you can assist your child to enter kindergarten with confidence and excitement to learn.

Additional Resources

Kindergarten Roundup

Kindergarten Round Up will take place at Kingston Elementary School, 100 School St, Kingston.
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 | 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday, March 13, 2024 | 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday, March 14, 2024 | 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Kindergarten Round up is an opportunity for the teachers to get to know our incoming kindergarten students. We handout readiness bags for families to work on together and additional resources to help you prepare your student for kindergarten in the fall.

No registration is necessary and screenings take 5-10 minutes. Your student will be asked a few questions to gage their readiness for kindergarten. Children must be five years old on or before September 1, 2024 to register.

Families should bring the following items:

  • Original certified copy of their students birth certificate

  • Three proofs of residency

    • utility bill, mortgage bill, rental agreement, medical document, etc.

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Readiness Toolkit

The Kindergarten Readiness Toolkits are funded by grants through the DeKalb County ROE and the Dekalb County Community Foundation! It is because of their generous support we are able to offer these toolkits.

Toolkits are handed out during Kindergarten Roundup to students who are entering kindergarten the following academic year.