Through a series of three classes each year, parents and caregivers learn about age-appropriate targets and tools to use at home to ensure children begin kindergarten prepared. Much of the 90-minute class time is spent understanding their child's specific targets and practicing how to use the tools at home.
The READY! for Kindergarten curriculum is designed around 26 Age Level Targets© , or measurable skills, that a typical 5-year-old needs to be familiar with by the time he or she starts kindergarten. Parents learn how to guide their child toward the targets that are attainable for their child's level of development.
Class participants receive an early learning tool kit for each class they attend containing age-appropriate learning materials for them to use with their child at home. Tools include such things as floor puzzles, colorful wooden shapes, blocks, magnetic letters and numbers, and audio CDs.