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Kindergarten readiness tips: Developing independence

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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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Podcast: Kindergarten Readiness is Life Readiness

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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

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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

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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…

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Use summer to prepare for kindergarten success

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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

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​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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Parenting education class helps Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community mom prepare her daughter…

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Sierra Conger lived in multiple foster and group homes during her childhood. She never experienced a sense of family, so when she found herself pregnant at age…

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Maricopa mom attributes kindergarten success to parenting education program

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Mid-year of kindergarten at Butterfield Elementary School in Maricopa, 5-year-old Ruby Hoeh’s reading indicators were assessed. She was performing at a…

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Home visitation program helps lay foundation of learning for Ahwatukee girl

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Like all expecting parents, Marriott Hileman dreamed of raising a successful child. When Sofia was born, Hileman made the decision to stay home so she could…

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