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English - Getting School Ready! 2013

English - Getting School Ready! 2013

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A free guide from the Foundation for Early Learning. To learn more, visit www.earlylearning.org
A free guide from the Foundation for Early Learning. To learn more, visit www.earlylearning.org

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Published by: Foundation for Early Learning on Oct 22, 2013
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 A Guide for: Parents and Family Members of Children Birth to Age Five, Caregivers, Early Childhood Educators, Kindergarten Teachers,Communities, Schools, And Everyone Who Touches a Child’s Life 
“How can kindergarten be ready or me?”“I want to be ready or kindergarten.”
 
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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.
 Authors:
Lead – Debra Sullivan (Praxis Institute orEarly Childhood Education) and Cheri Steani (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 Lit-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 Rhonda Peterson (Project Lit-O).
Editorial Board:
Linda Averill (Shoreline Schools),Bridgett Chandler (alaris Research Institute), eriCliord (Puget Sound Educational Service District),om Drummond (North Seattle Community College), Julie Ezenwoye (early childhood educator), Karen Forys(North Shore School District), John Gottman (ProessorEmeritus, University o Washington), Maryann Johnston(Early Childhood Education consultant), Garrison Kurtz(Foundation or Early Learning), Wei Li-Chen (Asian/Pacic 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 (Pacic 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(Oce 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 Prole.Special thanks to people who have been involved atvarious stages o the revision process: Bridgett Chandler(Works o Heart), Laura Hutchinson and DeniseFarrand (CHILD Prole – Seattle King County PublicHealth Department), Cheri Steani and Diane Kroll(Puget Sound ESD), Deb Williams-Appleton, ElaineVon Rosenstiel and Marcia Riggers (Oce o theSuperintendent o Public Instruction), Linda Averill(Shoreline School District), Kimberlee Archie and GuilleMorn (ormerly o the King County SOAR Initiative)Karen Howell Clark (United Way o King County), Bea Kelleigh (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?
 
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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!

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