READY! for Kindergarten Parent Workshops

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Do you have a child ages 2-5? If so, this is the program for you!
Registration is now OPEN to families living in the Tahoma School District!

Click here to sign-up.
(If you live in a neighboring district, please contact your district office
to see if they offer the READY! for Kindergarten program.)



What is READY! for Kindergarten?

READY! for Kindergarten is a program for parents/caregivers that helps them prepare their children for a happy and successful school experience. The workshop consists of three, 90-minute sessions. Each session has a different theme (language & literacy, math & reasoning, social & emotional). Parents receive a binder containing 26 age-appropriate targets for all age ranges (0-5), resources, materials (toys/games) and training on how to use the resources and materials to help their child(ren) work toward being ready for kindergarten.


What do the workshops entail?

Parents attend three, 90-minute sessions and learn how to use the resources and materials/toys provided to help their child meet the age-appropriate targets in the following areas (language and literacy, math and reasoning, social and emotional). Tahoma teachers present the information and allow time for practice with the materials, interactions with other parents, and questions. Click here to view the workshop materials.    


Which workshop do I sign-up for?

Workshops will be offered for the following three age groups:

Ages 2-3 workshop
     Your child will be attending kindergarten in three years 
(2022-2023 school year).
Ages 3-4 workshop
     Your child will be attending kindergarten in two years (2021-2022 school year).
Ages 4-5 workshop
     Your child that will be attending kindergarten next year 
(2020-2021 school year).

Note: Your child must be 5 on or before Aug. 31 in order to register for kindergarten.


When and where do the workshops take place?

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 from 6:00-7:30 PM -- Language and Literacy focus

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 from 6:00-7:30 PM -- Math and Reasoning focus

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 from 6:00-7:30 PM -- Social and Emotional focus

Location: Lake Wilderness Elementary School 


What is the cost?

There is a materials fee of $150 which covers all three workshops. This is a $250 value! Checks or money orders should be made payable to the Tahoma School District and delivered to the Teaching and Learning Dept. at District Office (no cash accepted). Payment is due by Wednesday, January 8th. Returning families can save $25 by bringing their binder, game board and letter/number strips from the previous workshop. Please wait for email notification before making payment.


Are scholarships available?

Yes! Full and partial scholarships are available to those who qualify. To qualify, parents must complete a Tahoma Free/Reduced Meals Application OR participate in one of the following programs: Food Bank services, Vine Maple Place services, or the ECEAP program at Lake Wilderness Elementary. Free/Reduced Meals applications are available online or at District Office and must be submitted by Monday, January 6th to the Teaching and Learning Dept. at District Office. If you qualify for a full scholarship, there is no cost to you. If you qualify for a reduced scholarship, your fee will be $75. Payment is due by Wednesday, January 8th. Please wait for email notification before making payment. 

Is child care offered?
Yes! Tahoma staff will provide child care at no cost during all workshop sessions. Activities will be available for children. (NOTE: Children do not attend the workshops with parents//caregivers.)


How do I register?
Registration is now OPEN to families living in the Tahoma School District!
Click here to sign-up. We will notify you with more information within a few days of submitting your registration. 
(If you live in a neighboring district, please contact your district office to see if they offer the READY! for Kindergarten program.)







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