ERIC Number: ED436293
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Getting Your Child Ready for School. Parents as Partners Series.
Amundson, Kristen J.
Although many studies show that children who have rich early childhood experiences are better prepared for academic learning in school, many kindergarten teachers report that a large, and growing, number of children are not ready to learn when they arrive for their first day of school. This booklet, directed to parents, provides information on the critical role of parents in preparing their child for later school success. The booklet examines the current knowledge about school readiness; discusses the reasons some children are not ready; and outlines what schools, parents, and communities can do to help children enter school ready to learn. Also included are dozens of enjoyable activities parents and children can try at home that help prepare children for school success. (Contains 11 references.) (KB)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Learning Activities, Learning Readiness, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Materials, Parent Role, Parents, Parents as Teachers, School Readiness
American Association of School Administrators, 1801 North Moore St., Arlington, VA 22209 (AASA Stock No. 236-017). Tel: 888-782-2272 (Toll-Free), Tel: 703-875-0748; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Administrators, Arlington, VA.