Find Kindergarten Registration Information

PA Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL)

Information about kindergarten registration by school district.

Find Your School District

PA Office of Community and Economic Development

Find the municipality and school district for a particular address.

Kindergarten, Here I Come! Activity Guide

PA Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL)

An activity guide that helps your child learn the skills that will be needed in Kindergarten.

Kindergarten, Here I Am! Activity Guide

PA Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL)

An activity guide that can inspire skill building and engagement at home, building on what your child is learning in school.

Recipes for Readiness

PA Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL)

Recipes for Readiness provides family-friendly activities to help develop skills that kindergarten teachers look for as children enter their classrooms. Activities are designed for children age three to five, and are aligned to Pennsylvania’s learning standards for early childhood.

Sign Up to Receive Monthly Tips to Help Your Child Prepare for Kindergarten

PA Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL)

Each month, receive tips that you can use to help your preschooler prepare for kindergarten or to help your kindergartner have a successful school year.

7 Steps to Registering Your Child for Kindergarten

PA’s Promise for Children

This one-page printable has 7 steps to register your child for kindergarten.

Top 6 Ways to Get Your Child Ready for Kindergarten

PA’s Promise for Children

This one-page printable has six ways to get your child ready for Kindergarten. Available in English and Spanish.

5 Promises to Make to Your Kindergartner for School Success

PA’s Promise for Children

As their child’s first teacher, families can hold the key to their child’s school success. From the Kindergarten, Here I Come Activity Guide, this one-page printable has five promises you can make to your Kindergartner for school success. Available in English and Spanish.

4 Ways to Help Your Preschooler Develop Problem-Solving Skills

PA’s Promise for Children

Making decisions and learning how to solve problems is a big part of a child’s development of social skills! Children need to understand the consequences of their actions and how their actions can affect others. This one-page printable has the four top tips to help your preschooler develop problem solving skills.

How Learning Standards Work in Pennsylvania

PA Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL)

Learn about Pennsylvania’s Learning Standards for kindergarteners and what they mean for your child.

Monthly Books for Kindergartners

PA’s Promise for Children

Each month is an opportunity to support your child for a successful Kindergarten year!  This printable book list aligns with the activities from the Kindergarten Here I Am Activity Guide. The guide provides early learning activities you can do with your child. There is also a free monthly enewsletter with activities and tips. 

Working Together for Kindergarten Success: Making the Transition from Child Care to Kindergarten

Child Care Aware of America

If you are like many parents, sending your child to kindergarten feels like a huge step! Even if your child has been in child care since they were an infant, elementary school may bring new emotions and expectations for you and your child. The good news is that you do not have to navigate this transition alone; your child care provider and your child’s kindergarten teacher will be your partners as you work toward a successful kindergarten transition.

Selecting a Quality School-Age Child Care

Child Care Aware of America

Get information about why a quality school-age program is important for your child, types of school-age programs, and more.

Transitions Resources for Families

Head Start | Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center (ECLKC)

Explore these resources to help families gain a deeper understanding of the kindergarten transition process. Find practical guides, information on special topics, and relevant research.

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