Funded by Great Schools Partnership of Knoxville
Birth to Kindergarten is proud to be a Parents As Teachers Affiliate. The Parents As Teachers model is an evidence-based home visiting model designed to ensure young children are healthy, safe and ready to learn. The Parents As Teachers model has four dynamic components, each closely interrelated and integrated: personal visits, group meetings, child screenings and a resource network. Together, these four components create a cohesive package of services with four primary goals:
3. Prevent child abuse and neglect.
4. Increase children's school readiness and school success.
What can I expect?
Knox County Schools
Targets for Kindergarten Entry
A five-year-old with these skills is READY to succeed in school.
Letters and Sounds:
· Enjoys being read to and can retell a story
· Recognizes letters (upper and lower case) and some letter sounds
· Repeats the first sound in a word
· Speaks in complete sentences
· Prints his or her first nameMath:
· Counts in order from 1-20
· Recognizes numbers and quantities to 5
· Names and sorts items by color, shape and size
· Understands concepts such as more, less, same, above, below, big, small
. Settles in to new groups or situations
. Can concentrate on a task for 5 minutes
. Follows simple directions
. Shows kindness and concern for others
Reading together at least 20 minutes every day helps your child master these skills.
Click on the "Kindergarten Readiness" folder under Additional Information below for a printable copy.
Parents "in action" as their child's best first teacher!
Want to Have More Fun Reading with Your Child?
Use Reading Activity Sheets with your free Imagination Library books.
It's as easy as C.A.R.!
The Reading Activity Sheets below show you how to use C.A.R. with the free Imagination Library books. Just select a book, review the Reading Activity Sheet, and start having fun reading with your child!
So click on a book cover, print a Reading Activity Sheet, pick up an Imagination Library book, put your child on your lap, and start reading!
Books From Birth of Middle Tennessee launched this Family Literacy Program with Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt and United Way of Metropolitan Nashville. C.A.R was developed by Washington Learning Systems as a simple way to have a conversation with your child about a book. Research shows that using this method expands the child's language skills, and also teaches an appropriate way to have a conversation.
What is the Period of PURPLE Crying?
The state has launched a new website for parents which offers resources in health, education, development and community support for children birth to 18 years of age. So, sign-up for email updates and take the school readiness pledge at www.kidscentraltn.com.
Birth to Kindergarten Staff
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