Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten
Do you have a toddler or preschooler at home? Not sure what skills they need for kindergarten? Try these fun ideas to help prepare your child for success in school. Make sure they’re ready for kindergarten. Learn more...
Read to Your Child
Reading is at the heart of learning, and reading aloud helps children prepare for school success. "Getting Your Child Ready for Kindergarten" is a suggested list of books that will help families and early childhood educators easily find picture books that introduce basic concepts and skills. Learn more…
Brain Development Even though the “building blocks” for brain development are created before birth, the brain is only 25 percent complete at birth. The brain grows to about 80 percent of adult size by three years of age and 90 percent by age five.
For more information about how a child’s brain develops visit http://www.zerotothree.org/brainwonders
Child Development Resources
Find information about child development, community resources, early learning experiences, literacy development and activities to help you prepare your child to be ready to learn when he or she enters schools. Learn more…
Virginia SOLs for Kindergarten
The Standards of Learning (SOLs) for Virginia Public Schools describe the Commonwealth's expectations for student learning and achievement in kindergarten. Learn more about the Standards of Learning.
Ready, Set, Learn! Newsletter
Ready, Set, Learn! is an informational newsletter for families, childcare providers and anyone interested in the development and well being of children. Each issue provides information on children's literature, developmentally appropriate activities for families to do at home, health and safety, social and emotional development, and additional school readiness skills. The GrowSmart team produces the newsletter on a quarterly cycle.
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The Virginia Beach Public Schools Kindergarten Program
Looking for more information about Virginia Beach City Public Schools’ Kindergarten Program? Learn more...