Supporting School Readiness

The Supporting School Readiness Program works with children and their families in the year prior to entry into kindergarten. The program also works with childcare centers, family childcare homes, and elementary schools as they prepare for the transition into kindergarten.

Program components include:

  • Getting Ready for Kindergarten (GR4K) for Families. Each ten-session workshop allows upcoming kindergartners to attend a facilitated playgroup session while their parent or guardian attends a workshop focused on helping families prepare for entering kindergarten. Sessions are free and are offered at multiple sites in Wake County. Families with greatest economic need who have an upcoming kindergartner without preschool/childcare experience receive priority for this program. Download an application and flyer and mail to Deborah Connell, Project Enlightenment, 501 S. Boylan Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27603 or fax to 919-508-0810 - Download a flyer and application here: GR4K flyer and application 2013-14english , GR4K flyer and application spanish 2013-14
  • Kindergarten Summer Enrichment Program. The Summer Enrichment Program is offered at local elementary schools for one week in late June. Children who attend will explore the kindergarten classroom and elementary school as they learn about routines, materials, and expectations in a kindergarten setting. The program is free, with snack and take-home materials provided daily. Transportation is not provided. Upcoming kindergartners (age five by August 31st, 2013) who live in Wake County, have economic need and no preschool experience receive priority for this program. Download an application here: 2014 SEP flyer and application or 2014 SEP flyer and application- spanish
  • Professional Development for Educators. Childcare and elementary school staff working in centers/schools serving greatest need families can attend free workshops taught by Supporting School Readiness staff. Workshops include a fall facilitated preschool teacher visit to local elementary schools and a Saturday Institute in March 2014.