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KINDERGARTEN READINESS RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES


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The documents on this page are for families of 4 and 5 year old children who are getting ready to go to kindergarten. Districts are invited to share these documents as they plan registration, orientation, and end-of-prek events.

Recorded Overview

Introduction to the Let's Get Ready Guide

(A transcript of the recording is linked here.)



I Can Statements-Detailed Descriptions.pub.pdf

Detailed Descriptions of "I Can Statements"

OEL-LetsGetReady (2).pdf

When families and caregivers are empowered with developmental knowledge and strategies to support the growth of young children, they can enhance the early learning experience. This will help the child more easily transition to kindergarten. The only requirement for kindergarten entry is that the child turn 5 on or before August 31 of the current year.

The Let's Get Ready! Guide’s intended use is not to determine if a child “is" or "is not” ready for kindergarten, rather this guide provides family-friendly resources on age-appropriate developmental skills, support tips, and at-home activities where adult/child interactions are the central focus. Let's Get Ready! is based on the Older Preschooler Developmental Indicators from The NC Foundations for Early Learning and Development (2013) and addresses all five developmental domains. A Transition Timeline provides consideration for the logistical steps a family may experience the year prior to kindergarten. Resources that focus on younger developmental skills, milestone tracking, kindergarten standards, and digital access to early literature can be found through QR codes on the back cover.


Black & white version available here for printing.

Spanish version available here.

The guide will soon be available for purchase from NC DPI Publications Catalog in full-color ($5.00/copy) or black and white with color covers ($3.00/copy).

Final K Registration for Families.pdf

Kindergarten Registration For Families

This document is intended to be shared with families as they prepare for kindergarten registration. It includes basic requirements, questions to consider, as well as information about NC ELI.


_NC ELI for Families.pdf

NC ELI for Families

This document is intended to be shared with families to inform them about the North Carolina Early Learning Inventory that takes place throughout the Kindergarten year. It explains the areas of development and the dimensions that are assessed.


Read Aloud with your Child!.pdf

Read Aloud with your Child

This document is intended to be shared with families to inform them about the many benefits of reading to children at home. It also includes tips for successful reading sessions.


Spending Quality Time with my Child.pdf

Spending Quality Time with your Child

This document is intended to be shared with families to inform them about the many benefits of spending quality time with children at home. It also includes possible ideas for spending meaningful time together.