Te original contents o this brochure come out o 41community conversations with more than 300 parents,early childhood educators, kindergarten teachers,school principals, and community members. Led by parent acilitators, the conversations took place in sevenlangagues: Cambodian, English, Oromo, Russian,Somali, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Tey were held in 17o King County’s 19 school districts.
Lead – Debra Sullivan (Praxis Institute orEarly Childhood Education) and Cheri Steani (PugetSound Educational Service District); Members – SusanBarkan (Public Health – Seattle and King County),Ellen Broeske (Puget Sound Educational ServiceDistrict), Rujuta Gaonkar (Public Health – Seattle andKing County), Bea Kelleigh (Project Lit-O), DianeKroll (Puget Sound Educational Service District),Deborah Lee (City o Seattle – ECEAP), Gail anaka(Comprehensive Health Education Foundation), Laura Wells (Child Care Resources); Copy editor – RhondaPeterson (Project Lit-O).
Linda Averill (Shoreline Schools),Bridgett Chandler (alaris Research Institute), eriCliord (Puget Sound Educational Service District),om Drummond (North Seattle Community College), Julie Ezenwoye (early childhood educator), Karen Forys(North Shore School District), John Gottman (ProessorEmeritus, University o Washington), Maryann Johnston(Early Childhood Education consultant), Garrison Kurtz(Foundation or Early Learning), Wei Li-Chen (Asian/Pacic Islander Child Care ask Force), Teresa Lourde(parent acilitator or community conversations), KrisLowe (Child Care Resources), MAK Mitchell (SeattlePublic Schools), Carol Mizoguchi (parent acilitator orcommunity conversations), John Nimmo (Pacic OaksCollege Northwest), Sally Porter (King County Library System), Wendy Roedell (Puget Sound EducationalService District), Sue Schmitt (Seattle University), JillSells (American Academy o Pediatrics), Michael Silver(ukwila School District), Debra Williams-Appleton(Oce o the Superintendent o Public Instruction),Ed Yonamine (Washington State Department o Community, rade and Economic Development).Pages 12-18 were created in response to surveysconducted by the Washington State Departmento Health Immunization Program CHILD Prole.Special thanks to people who have been involved atvarious stages o the revision process: Bridgett Chandler(Works o Heart), Laura Hutchinson and DeniseFarrand (CHILD Prole – Seattle King County PublicHealth Department), Cheri Steani and Diane Kroll(Puget Sound ESD), Deb Williams-Appleton, ElaineVon Rosenstiel and Marcia Riggers (Oce o theSuperintendent o Public Instruction), Linda Averill(Shoreline School District), Kimberlee Archie and GuilleMorn (ormerly o the King County SOAR Initiative)Karen Howell Clark (United Way o King County), BeaKelleigh (the Early Care and Education Coalition) andMelissa Jennings, Patty urnberg, Jeanne Anderson andGarrison Kurtz (Foundation or Early Learning).
What do children need to beready or kindergarten?
What do schools need to beready or entering children?
I children could tell us,here’s what they might say:
“I need adults to work together to helpme get school ready.”How are you already helping?Read on to see what else you can do!