Parent Resources - Early Learning
Learning and Growing
OSPI Early Learning supports parents as their child’s first and most important teachers with information about what children can do and learn at different stages of development. This webpage offers additional information to support parents as their children become students.
Preparing for Kindergarten
Children love to look forward to the exciting big-step of starting Kindergarten! To start kindergarten in September 2018, your child must be five years old on or before August 31. This spring, Kindergarten Registration Week is taking place April 16-20, 2018 at your student's neighborhood school. During Kindergarten Registration Week, your neighborhood school will provide the necessary registration forms to complete. Please see this webpage for more information.
To prepare for Kindergarten Registration Week, parents can gather support documents and review their child's immunization records with their health care provider. Here's a quick list of support documents that will be needed for registration: child's birth certificate; child's immunization record; proof of local residency (such as a current rent or utility bill showing parent's name and address); and for safety, the names, addresses and telephone numbers of two people who will act as emergency contacts for your child.
As children enter Kindergarten, Wenatchee Schools welcome students and parents to their new community. Within the first days of school, Kindergarten students and their parents learn about WaKIDS. WaKIDS is a state-required process to support learning in Kindergarten. WaKIDS has three components: The Family Connection, an assessment of your child's developing skills, and collaboration between Kindergarten teachers and early learning providers. The Entering Kindergarten - Parent brochure explains what to expect in the WaKIDS program. To best support your child, your new teacher will ask parents and students to complete the Introducing Me! booklet.
- What is WaKIDS? English Spanish
- WaKIDS: Characteristics of Children Entering Kindergarten English Spanish
Other Supportive Resources
- Washington State Department of Early Learning
- THRIVE Washington
- OSPI Student Support
- North Central Regional Library online resources to support learning. Get your free Library Card today!
- Washington State Library - All Aboard for Kindergarten
This page last updated on February 14, 2018. Please contact Karen Allen with comments.