ERIC Number: ED454964
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Off to Kindergarten: A Booklet for Parents, Caregivers, and Schools.
Noting that kindergarten entry is a major milestone for all young children and their families and that this transition to school can set the tone for the child's future school experiences, this booklet was developed to promote communication and understanding among Vermont parents, caregivers, and schools to ensure that all children experience a smooth transition to kindergarten and have a positive school experience. The booklet contains explanations of what parents can expect when their child enters school and a glossary of common terms. The major part of the booklet is devoted to commonly asked questions about kindergarten, related to: (1) registration and screening; (2) kindergarten placement; (3) orientation; (4) school calendar and school day; (5) transportation; (6) the classroom teacher and curriculum; (7) parent involvement in school; and (8) unique accommodations. Space is provided for parents or caregivers to note additional questions or information to share with the school as they prepare children for kindergarten. Five appendices list: guiding concepts on transitions; the emotional foundations of school readiness; five dimensions of children's school readiness; provisions for children with unique accommodations; and books to share with children entering kindergarten. (KB)
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Disabilities, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Children, Parent Materials, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parents, Preschool Curriculum, Preschool Teachers, Primary Education, School Readiness, School Registration, School Schedules, Student Adjustment, Student Placement
Vermont Department of Education, 120 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05620. Tel: 802-828-3892; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners
Sponsor: Vermont State Dept. of Education, Montpelier.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Vermont