READY! for Kindergarten

  • Spring 2019 Session Registration Open Now

    This FREE program, for parents and caregivers of children ages birth to 5, provides tools for preparing children for kindergarten. Class attendees will receive important information specific to their child’s age on how they learn and grow, and receive essential tools and activities that parents and children can do together to make learning easy and fun! 

    READY! For Kindergarten is an educational program for parents that was developed by the Kennewick School District and is administered by the National Children’s Reading Foundation. As parents, you want your children to have a happy and successful learning experience. Often parents wonder what a typical 5-year-old knows, or should know, the first day of school. There are readiness skills called Kindergarten Targets. They are not requirements, but learning goals. Children who are taught these skills at home get off to a great start at school. They start ahead and stay ahead, year after year.

    Spring 2019 class dates and locations:

    Liberty Ridge Elementary - 4/18/19
    Bonney Lake Elementary - 4/24/19  
    Daffodil Valley Elementary - 4/30/19

    Families new to READY! classes must attend orientation from 6-6:30 p.m.
    Age-level classes will be held from 6:30-8 p.m.

    READY! For Kindergarten is offered FREE to families residing within Sumner School District boundaries. Out-of-district families must pay a materials fee ($25 one-time orientation fee + $60/per class).  Classes are for adults (parents and/or primary caregivers), childcare is provided for children 12 months and older, pre-registration is required.