Our mission is to empower, support, and encourage parents as their child's first and most influential teacher, in order that their children may have the optimal opportunity to succeed in school and in life.
Funded by Great Schools Partnership of Knoxville
Birth to Kindergarten offers parents a choice between two nationally recognized and research based parent education programs, Parents As Teachers and READY! for Kindergarten.
Both programs are designed to provide information, education, activities, materials and encouragement to families from pregnancy until their child enters Kindergarten.
By understanding what to expect during each stage of a child’s development, parents can easily capture the teachable moments in everyday life to enhance their child’s language (pre-literacy), intellectual (pre-math), motor, and social development.
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Knox County Schools
Targets for Kindergarten Entry
A five-year-old with these skills is READY to succeed at 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" 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.
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