Kindergarten Transition

Little girl with red back pack ready for school.

Preparing kids for kindergarten is simple – talk, read, play, and sing with your little ones every day to help them get ready. 

Here are some resources that can help:



Activity Calendars



Learn about School Readiness

Countdown to Kindergarten: An interactive website that supports families in weeks leading up to their first day of school with weekly insights that put school readiness techniques into practice, along with tips and resources. *English only*


Ready, Set, Kindergarten! Family Guides for Preschool: Family guides that focus on six areas of growth & development that offer a brief introduction to each area and provide samples of experiences and skills children need in order to to be prepared to progress from ages 3,4,5, and into kindergarten. *Available in English and Spanish* (Also a great reference for teachers).


Literacy at Home: Provides a breakdown of 6 literacy skills with a breakdown of what the skill is, a video on what it looks like, and practice activities, printable activities, and online activities


Getting Started- Family Guides: Simple activities guides that align with 5 different domains of learning (Read/Talk Together, Connect Together, Play Together, Count Together, and Move Together)

Smart Start partners with Henderson County Public Schools to lead the READY! Kindergarten Transition Initiative.

Call Kendal at 828-693-1580 to learn how you can get involved!