Thinking about Kindergarten…


Note: This page is a work in progress. Check back for more information regarding Kindergarten readiness.

The years before kindergarten starts are so exciting and filled with excitement, wonder, and¬†– yes – worry, at least on some part of the parents. ūüôā

At St. John Child Development Center we are honored that you have chosen us to be a part of your child’s educational life, and more importantly – your faith life.¬† In this same way, we hope that you will seriously consider St. John Lutheran School as a potential school for your child.

St. John Lutheran School holds an annual Open House in January, along with a Kindergarten Round-Up Day in March.    We hope to see you there!

Seward Elementary School usually holds their Kindergarten Round-up in early April.¬†¬† While we do contract with the Seward Bus System during the school year, bus transportation is not available for those CDC¬†preschoolers who¬†would be attending that morning.¬†¬† As this childhood milestone is reached, we encourage parents to¬†escort their¬†preschooler to¬†Kindergarten that morning, experiencing that special day with them!¬† ūüôā ¬†

Please look to the following resources if you would like more information about school readiness. Remember, it’s not that your child needs to be ready for kindergarten – kindergarten should be ready for your child!

(These sources can also been found in ‘Ready for Success – What Families want to know about starting school in Nebraska’, a publication of the Nebraska Department of Education.)
The Nebraska Early Learning Guidelines support any adult working with any child, in any environment, in all areas of development (birth through 5).

Getting School Ready – how adults can support children on their path to school success.

A Parent’s Guide to Preparing Your Child for School – suggestions to prepare schildren for school in the areas of academics, social skills, independence and communication skills.

10 Things You Can Do to Raise a Reader and Signs Your Child Is Ready for Kindergarten

What the Research Says… Are They Ready for Kindergarten? The Pros and Cons of Redshirting Young Children.