These two words bring to mind a vivid image of young children heading off to kindergarten — an image filled with family pride and the hope of a new beginning. Neighborhood School Readiness Teams meet regularly to bring families, schools and community organizations together to help children start school ready to succeed.
Children have the best chance at success when families, elementary school staff and community organizations work together to prepare them to successfully transition into kindergarten.
School principals and teachers can best respond to new kindergartners when they’ve met the children, their families and their child care professionals ahead of time and are familiar with the kinds of learning experiences the children have had before starting school.
Parents partner with elementary school teachers, principals, child care providers and preschool teachers to determine how best to help children transition into school from home and child care settings.
Local nonprofits, libraries, parks, health clinics, businesses, and faith-based organizations provide programs and services support children’s school readiness.
Ready to make a difference?
To learn more about Neighborhood School Readiness Teams and find out how you can support young children’s school readiness, call 703-324-8103.