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Gaining a first-time classroom experience before the first day of school

  • pre-K summer programs

FTF’s Transition to Kindergarten Strategy is designed to help children who have not had the benefit of attending preschool to get classroom experience.

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Preparing for the first day of kindergarten starts now

  • school readiness

If you have a preschooler who will be entering kindergarten next school year, it’s not too early to start getting them ready.

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Kindergarten readiness tips: Developing independence

  • school readiness

Arizona kindergarten teachers share tips for how to nurture independence and self-confidence in your young child and help them be prepared for success in…

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Summer transition program helps prepare Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community boy for…

  • tribal

The four-week program gives pre-kindergarten students a chance to get classroom experience and interact with other students and teachers.

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Podcast: Kindergarten Readiness is Life Readiness

  • school readiness

Being ready for school is about developing the foundations for language, social skills, persistence, curiosity and more. And it starts from birth.

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A parent’s guide to planning for kindergarten

  • school readiness

From the parent of an almost-first grader, here are some things to check out ahead of time, before your child’s big day.

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Arizona kindergarten teachers share the scoop on how to be successful in kindergarten

  • school readiness

Every year, First Things First shares a list of things families can do over the summer to prepare their child for the first day of kindergarten. The tips have…


Use summer to prepare for kindergarten success

  • school readiness

The first day of kindergarten is a big step for young kids. Families can use the summer to help make the transition to kindergarten easier.

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New Phoenix mom finds support to prepare her children to succeed in school

  • family resource centers

​When Elizabeth Goings first moved to Phoenix with her husband, she did not have a lot of options for her young son, Joshua. With limited ability to speak…

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