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Ensure young learners transition to kindergarten successfully

Ready for Kindergarten is an ideal planning resource for early childhood professionals as they coordinate a successful transition to kindergarten that benefits children, their families, and schools. Using an anti-bias lens throughout, this updated edition incorporates current best practices in the field. Filled with information, advice, and activities, this tool kit features:
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
Abundant discussion questions, reproducible checklists, and assessment and planning templates

155 pages


"We all have a role to play on “team child” –and this is the playbook! Angèle Sancho Passe aligns the content in this book to the “both/and” imperative that often gets lost: Yes, children need to be ready for school and schools must be ready for our children! The practical content makes this book an equitable toolkit for everyone –early childhood practitioners, families, kindergarten teachers, schools, college instructors, home visitors, policymakers, and philanthropy. Concrete examples, scenarios, checklists and other resources in this book support holistic school readiness and characterize the transition to kindergarten as a journey rather than merely a destination." —Carrie Zelin Johnson M.Ed., Education & Mental Health Equity Leader, Greater Twin Cities United Way

About Angèle Sancho Passe

Angèle Sancho Passe, MA, is an early childhood education consultant and coach with more than 30 years of experience and an expert in working with programs to develop kindergarten readiness plans and more..