South Kitsap School District

Welcome to South Kitsap School District's READY! for KINDERGARTEN program!

Any parent, guardian, or childcare provider living within the boundaries of South Kitsap School District can attend this FREE training.

Did you know....

From birth to age 5, a child learns faster than at any other time in his or her life. Those early learning experiences influence success in school and beyond. Data shows students who start school ahead, stay ahead. Learn what you can do to nurture a child's development in their earliest  years, preparing their minds for all future learning.

Our READY! workshops provide age-appropriate targets and training in the areas of language and literacy, math and reasoning, and social-emotional understanding. Purposeful play and 20 minutes of daily read-aloud make a difference that lasts a lifetime.

For this year's Winter and Spring workshops, we will be offer the options to attend either a virtual workshop where you can learn at your own pace from home, or an in-person workshop where you will learn alongside other parents with the aid of our Ready! for Kindergarten facilitators.  

Virtual Winter 2023* - Registration for the virtual parent workshops open February 1, 2023 and continues through March 1, 2023.  Just like our in-person classes, age appropriate workshops are available for families with children ages 0-1, 1-2, 2-3, 3-4, or 4-5. Dates for tool pick-up will be presented at the end of the virtual workshop, upon completion of the end of workshop survey

In-Person Winter 2023* - In-Person parent workshop registration opens February 1st, 2023, and will be held on February 25th and March 4th. You only need to attend one workshop per child, per season, and you are allowed to bring a guest to attend with you. Childcare is available for children 1 year to 12 years old.

Our Fall, Winter, and Spring sessions each provide different tools and information that build the foundation to help get your child READY! for Kindergarten.  

*If you have more than one child eligible for READY!, you may consider doing either both in-person workshops, or doing the virtual workshop for one age group and in-person for the other. If you have any questions about this please do not hesitate to reach out!

Virtual Workshop Instructions - ENGLISH   ESPAÑOL     

Easy Virtual tutorial - ENGLISH   ESPAÑOL  

We look forward to your attendance this year at our virtual or in-person session! Contact information is below if you encounter any trouble registering your child(ren).

South Kitsap School District
Lisa Freeman 

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Page updated 1.9.2023

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South Kitsap School District
2689 Hoover Avenue SE
Port Orchard, WA 98366
(360) 874-7060