FREE Kindergarten school readiness camp June 25-July16, 2014

FREE Kindergarten readiness camp for Nevada County children with no preschool experience. Help your child get that extra boost to be really ready for school! This 3 week class has a nurturing environment where your child can practice following directions, being part of a group and will enjoy circle- time, story-time and play-time with lots […]

Readiness Skills for Starting Kindergarten

Children enter Kindergarten with a whole range of skills – no two will be the same. Don’t expect any child to be “ready” for Kindergarten in every area, but here are some things you can work on at home to help your child be ready for ‘big kid’ school.  Social and emotional development Your child […]

School Readiness: Stone Soup

by Lindsay Dunckel, Ph.D. As the weather starts to cool in Nevada County, I begin to crave soup and look forward to some of the meal-in-a-pot varieties I make each Fall and Winter. And today my mind is wandering to the folktale Stone Soup. Remember that one? Here’s a short version of the tale. Or you […]

School Readiness Tips

During the past decade, “School Readiness” has become a major national subject of conversation. State and national policymakers have developed goals to assist children’s readiness for school and schools’ readiness for children. Children’s Readiness for School includes five dimensions: health and physical development emotional well being and social competence approaches to learning communicative skills, and cognition and general knowledge Schools’ Readiness […]

School Readiness

What is School Readiness and how does it help my child be ready for school? Good question! In the past decade, “School Readiness” has become a major national subject of conversation. State and national policymakers have developed goals to assist children’s readiness for school and schools’ readiness for children. Children’s Readiness for School includes five […]