Menlo Children’s Center to host Kindergarten readiness workshop on Feb. 15

by Contributed Content on February 8, 2018

Are your child’s preschool years coming to an end? If so, your thoughts are probably turning toward kindergarten. Is your child ready to move on to the kindergarten classroom? How is a parent to know?

The early skill development kindergarten teachers are looking for might surprise you. Kindergarten readiness is so much more than knowing colors, shapes, 123’s and ABC’s. While teachers would love children to come in with some letter and number recognition, they don’t want you to drill your children on academic skills. There are equally — if not more — important readiness skills that set the stage for your child’s learning. So what skills do kindergarten teachers expect their new students to have?

To help answer this question and many others, Menlo Children’s Center is hosting a Kindergarten Readiness workshop Thursday, Feb. 15, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm for parents of kindergarten age children. During the workshop we will review the Kindergarten Readiness Guide and accompanying video series provided by The Center for Early Learning at Silicon Valley Community Foundation, which has worked to make high-quality early learning a priority in Silicon Valley since 2014.

If you are interested in attending the workshop please RSVP to Angelina Banda at arbanda@menlopark.org by Monday, Feb. 12, 2018.

Originally appeared in Menlo Park Updates; used with permission

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