READY! for Kindergarten

  • Oak Harbor Schools is pleased to offer READY! for Kindergarten, a three-class program designed to educate parents on the importance of early child learning.  The FREE course shows parents and caregivers how children learn and develop and provides tools and activities for adults to work with that natural curiosity to nurture a child's learning. The FREE classes are for parents with children under five and available throughout the school year.  Our terrific team will host the classes virtually for the 2020-21 school year.

    Parents who sign up are encouraged to attend all three classes.  Each class includes toys and training.   Children are born learning! They naturally love to explore and understand during their early years.   And since children aren't born with instruction manuals, the READY! for Kindergarten school readiness program provides one. 

    Ready  2020-21 Schedule 
    Session 1 - November 19
    Session 2 - January 21
    Session 3 - March 18

    Create an account at READY! for Kindergarten and Register Online! 
     
    IS IT REALLY FREE AND DOES MY CHILD QUALIFY?

    Yes, it's really FREE to all parents who live in the Oak Harbor Public Schools boundaries. All of it. If you missed a class, you could still attend the second or third class.  First, you will hear an orientation to understand READY! and that's where you'll be issued a FREE READY! for Kindergarten notebook.   During each class, instructors use videos and a researched-based curriculum that teaches parents how to play and interact with their child using toys purposely.  Parents receive each toy used in the demonstration for FREE.  These are brand new, never been opened toys that are age development appropriate.  Each class usually gives out 3-5 toys.  Did I forget to mention this was all FREE?  

    READY! for Kindergarten is open to all parents with children ages 0-5.  As long as your child is not in kindergarten, you qualify for this program. Make sure to register while space is available!

     
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     This is a small glimpse of the toys you'll be receiving while attending the course. 

    WHO TEACHES THE CLASSES AND WHAT'S THE FORMAT? 

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    Meet Tristy Nielsen, just one of our many great instructors.

    Teachers from Oak Harbor Public Schools teach the classes.  From kindergarten teachers to our Title 1 and Learning Assistance Program, we have various teachers excited to work with parents to prepare their child for kindergarten.  There are five age groups.  You will be grouped with parents that have children starting kindergarten at the same time.  
     
    Classes are designed to create a network of parents experiencing similar child development moments, allowing our instructors to provide age-specific instruction.  The tools (toys) used by READY! are also age development appropriate, so your child will be purposely playing with toys that are appropriate for their age.  All of the instructions are research-based. The methods being taught by our trained instructors have proven data supporting their research and curriculum. 

    HOW DO I ENROLL?
     
    This is the easiest part!  To register, all you have to do is fill out this FORM and return it to the ASC or call Juliet Colter (360.279.5959) or Register Online by creating an account at READY! for Kindergarten!  If you still have questions, give us a call, and we will be happy to assist.
     
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