Prepare young children for kindergarten with free educational meeting

Sumner School District offers READY! for Kindergarten, kindergarten preparation classes for parents and caregivers of children 5 years old and younger who reside within the district.

The classes cover what early learning goals and skills children should strive for, prior to entering kindergarten. Parents who emphasize kindergarten targets before entering school, will witness their students “start ahead and stay ahead, year after year,” according to the school district.

Classes will be broken up into age-specific groups and participants will be given information regarding how children learn, as well as materials to help facilitate learning at home.

The program was developed by the Kennewick School District and facilitated by the National Children’s Reading Foundation. It is free for families living within the district’s boundaries, but a $60 fee applies to those who do not.

Classes are available from 6 to 8 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, April 16 at Bonney Lake Elementary
  • Tuesday, April 22 at Maple Lawn Elementary
  • Thursday, April 24 at Liberty Ridge Elementary
  • Tuesday, April 29 at Daffodil Valley Elementary

Families new to READY! must attend a half hour orientation at 6 p.m. but age level classes begin at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, please visit the Sumner School District website.