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. Families outside of South Kitsap, please check the Ready! for Kindergarten website for the program nearest you! 

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.

Each year, you may choose between virtual or in-person workshops! Please read the following information carefully before registering for your workshop(s):

Virtual Spring 2024* - Registration for the virtual parent workshops opens April 1, 2024, and continues through May 3, 2024.  Just like our in-person classes, age appropriate workshops are available for families with children from birth to 5 years old. Dates for tool pick-up will be presented at the end of the virtual workshop, upon completion of the end of workshop survey. You may complete your workshop any time between the beginning and end dates. 

In-Person Spring 2024* - In-Person parent workshop registration opens April 1, 2024, and will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2024. Workshops are age appropriate, and you may bring one guest with you of you'd like. If you have more than one child registered, an adult must attend each workshop to be marked as "attended" and receive the tools. Free childcare is available for children ages 13 months to 12 years old.

NEW and exciting! - Spring Social-Emotional Learning Workshops! - We are so excited to now offer Ready! for Kindergarten's Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) workshops to our parents of children between 3-5 years old. These workshops are specifically geared toward children about to enter kindergarten in the next 1-2 years. These SEL workshops are being offered in addition to our regular Ready! workshops. Parents are welcome, and encouraged, to take both the SEL and regular Spring Ready! workshops.

Registration opens March 15, 2024! See our flyer with more information HERE!

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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Lisa Freeman  

Page updated 3.14.2024

Contact Us

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