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DOUBLE TAB TO ZOOM ON PHONE OR TABLET E ARLY CHILDHOOD EDUC ATION Kindergarten is a significant and exciting milestone in young children’s lives Is Everybody Ready for Kindergarten? is an ideal planning resource for early childhood professionals as they coordinate a successful transition that benefits children, their families, and the schools. Filled with information, advice, and activities, this tool kit includes • An explanation of what school readiness means for children and for schools • A brief history of kindergarten • Descriptions of the typical development, capabilities, and characteristics of four-, five-, and six-year-olds • Common hopes and concerns families have as their children begin kindergarten • Strategic planning tools to help you prepare children for the transition to kindergarten • Discussion questions, reproducible checklists, and assessment and planning templates ANGÈLE SANCHO PASSE is a consultant and writer in early childhood education with more than thirty years of experience. She teaches at the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota Child Care Resource and Referral Network. Angèle holds a bachelor’s degree in child psychology and family social science and a master’s degree in family education. ISBN 978-1-60554-015-3 COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL $24.95