Skip to Content
Watch BCTV Now
/ Articles / Education /

Kindergarten Readiness Programs Through Penn State Extension

By Penn State Extension

Jun 29, 2020
A new report says greater investment in high-quality, publicly funded pre-kindergarten programs would help ensure children's later school success.

With preschools closing prematurely this spring and many summer programs reduced or cancelled, many parents are wondering if their child will be ready for kindergarten this fall.  School registrars in various parts of the state are reporting unusually low numbers of children registered to begin school in September.  Penn State Extension is holding two free webinars to help parents address this issue 

On July 9, 2020, at 11:30 AM, “Is My Child Ready for Kindergarten?” will be delivered by Darlene Sansone, Penn State Extension Educator, to share with parents what school readiness is about, what kindergarten teachers look for and how parents can use the summer months to help prepare their child using simple items and activities around the home. Register at https://extension.psu.edu/is-my-child-ready-for-kindergarten

“Should I ‘Redshirt’ My Child for Kindergarten?” will be held on July 16, 2020, at 11:30 AM and facilitated by Denise Continenza, Penn State Extension Educator.  This workshop will address the pros and cons of waiting an additional year before sending your child to kindergarten.  Register at https://extension.psu.edu/should-i-redshirt-my-child-for-kindergarten

Parents are often surprised as well as relieved to find out that their child is prepared to begin their formal schooling.  Others have expressed feeling better about their decisions and the things that they have done to encourage learning with their child.

Have questions? Contact Denise Continenza, Extension Educator, at [email protected]

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

We need your support!

Your contribution makes community media possible.

A donation of any size to your nonprofit media organization supports the future of media access in our community - the things you love, and the places you care about, by the people you know.

Watch BCTV Live