Kennewick School District

Welcome to READY! for Kindergarten in Kennewick


For English call 222-5035, For Spanish call or text 591-8897

Winter 2020 Workshops start January 11th.  Workshop dates are now posted. 

*If you are viewing this on your phone, look for a small box on the side of your screen for a drop down box with the schedule, once you click on the schedule, scroll to the bottom of your screen to sign up!  Feel free to call or e-mail with your questions. 

Are you a parent of a child birth to 5 years old (pre-K) living in Kennewick?  90-minute parent workshops are for YOU!  Everyone is welcome to attend these fun, relaxed, and informative workshops. 

If this is your first workshop, you are required to attend a one-time Orientation which starts 30 minutes prior to your class. You will receive a notebook with important information that you will use during all your sessions.  When you enroll in your first 90-minute workshop, you will be automatically signed up for the Orientation.  

If you have already attended READY! and do not have a notebook, please drop into any session's 30 minute orientation to receive your notebook which includes the game board used in many of the sessions.  

  • All participants need to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to their start time to allow time to check in and get to their workshop. We will need to reschedule those who arrive more than 15 minutes after the start time.

  • You will be placed in the age group based on when your child starts Kindergarten.

  • Workshops are for the parents, grandparents and caregivers.  We provide free childcare through the YMCA while parents are in the workshops for children 1-12 years.  Children under the age of 1 year may attend with their parent.  Children ages 1-12 years will not be allowed to be in the workshops with their parents, no exceptions.  Please make arrangements for care if you are not using the free childcare provided.  When you register for your workshop you will be asked if you need childcare.    

  • Each workshop for Fall, Winter, and Spring session provides different topics. You will receive a wide variety of toys, books and information. If you start attending sessions when your child is a newborn and continue until your child is five (pre-K), you will attend 16 different classes. 

  • We encourage you to attend workshops for each of your children; however, you only need to attend one orientation.

  • Parents who work for the Kennewick School District and those who live within Kennewick School District attend for free.

  • Those who live outside of the Kennewick School District pay $102 for your first session and $74 for each 90 minute session after the initial session.

  • Workshops are held at various schools in the KSD. You are welcome to attend whichever is most convenient to you.


Each time you refer someone new to READY! you both receive a free book to build your child's library!  Let us know when you attend that you have either referred a friend or were referred by someone.   

Contact Us

Kennewick School District
Kennewick, WA 99336
(509) 222-5035