Kindergarten Ready!

So many exciting firsts are part of starting school. Riding the school bus! Going through the cafeteria line! Checking out a library book! Playing on the playground with classmates! But are you and your child ready for the big day? Whether anticipating or anxious, parents of preschoolers will find information and resources on this site that they can use to help get their little ones prepared for kindergarten including:

  • Links to CCPS registration documents

  • Skill information and ideas to help ease the transition to school for both parents and students

  • Helpful (homemade) video tips on ways to get “Kindergarten Ready” created by school staff and community partners

  • Online resources to support early learning

See the menu at the top left of this page and check each section of the CCPS Kindergarten Ready site for information to support your child’s development and age appropriate activities to help your child be… 

K READY!

Chesterfield County Public Schools is holding in-person kindergarten registration for the Class of 2034 at their home schools by appointment. Visit mychesterfieldschools.com at this link to learn more and also view a list of “Frequently Asked Questions” or watch a video at the links below.

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Have You Preregistered?

If you have not already preregistered your child for kindergarten, online preregistration for Chesterfield County Public Schools is open.

Click the orange button link below to visit the Kindergarten registration page of mychesterfieldschools.com.

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After selecting the orange button link to the right, make sure to scroll down on the Kindergarten Registration page of mychesterfieldschools.com to view all the documents and video tutorials.

Preregistration materials are available in English and Spanish.

What School Will My Child Attend?

If you are unsure of where your child will attend kindergarten, see the Find My School page of mychesterfieldschools.com.

Are You a Podcast Listener?

Subscribe to The Engage Chesterfield podcast wherever you listen! Here is an episode dedicated to Kindergarten Readiness, “K Ready or Not? Preparing Your Child for Kindergarten“.

Stay Informed with the Let's Get K Ready! Newsletter

The CCPS “Let’s Get K Ready!” news is jam packed with tips and ideas to prepare your little one for the transition to kindergarten. A new edition comes out each Friday until June 2021.

All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten

by Robert Fulghum

Most of what I really need

To know about how to live

And what to do and how to be

I learned in kindergarten.

Wisdom was not at the top

Of the graduate school mountain,

But there in the sandpile at Sunday school.

These are the things I learned:

Share everything.

Play fair.

Don’t hit people.

Put things back where you found them.

Clean up your own mess.

Don’t take things that aren’t yours.

Say you’re sorry when you hurt somebody.

Wash your hands before you eat.

Flush.

Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.

Live a balanced life –

Learn some and think some.

And draw and paint and sing and dance.

And play and work everyday some.

Take a nap every afternoon.

When you go out into the world,

Watch out for traffic,

Hold hands and stick together.

Be aware of wonder.

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