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Book cover Mom, its my first day of kindergarten
"Starting school can be scary and exciting for both you and your child. Effective kindergarten teachers know that children are individuals who each start kindergarten with a wide range of skills. You do not need to drill your child with letters, numbers, and facts, before school starts. But there are some things you can do to prepare both you and your child for kindergarten."
- Janis Strasser

Read Janis Strasser's article for the National Association for the Education of Young Children here on Transitioning to Kindergarten. She offers some very practical tips you can begin employing now to ease the transition. 

 Photo of cover of kindergarten brochure Here's a brochure that will familiarize you with the basic facts you need coming into the Mount Laurel Schools for the kindergarten year. All those important things like transportation, lunch, before and after-school care, snow days, school emergencies, security and the best people to speak with when you are just unsure.
 
Check out all of the resources gathered together by Mount Laurel's Supervisor of Early Childhood Education, Mr. James DeSimone. He has compiled a list of resources in a number of areas that will help to acquaint you with not only our Program and Curricula, but also tips on Kindergarten Readiness and Transition, Social Emotional Development and Play, Literacy, Math, Science, Creative Arts and Multilingualism. You may find the following links helpful:
 
Programs and Curricula
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Resources: 
 
Kindergarten Readiness and Transition
 
 
 
 
 
Social Emotional Development and Play
 
 
 
Literacy
 
 
 
 
  
Math
 
 
 
Science
 
 
 
Creative Arts
 
  
 
Supporting Students who are Multilingual