Off to a Good Start...Getting Children Ready for Kindergarten
Parents practice using the sound-a-phone they made as part of the Off to a Good Start series.
What Has ANR Done?UC advisors developed a comprehensive, 240-page train-the-trainer curriculum, "Off to a Good Start." It includes seven lessons on kindergarten expectations, language, reading readiness, socio-emotional development, problem-solving (math and science), nutrition and physical development, and home-to-school connections. Each lesson includes a mini-lecture and overheads, interactive activities, take-home materials, lesson evaluation and promotional materials. The curriculum is available in English and Spanish.
Parents are improving their children's readiness for school.Early childhood education professionals and parent educators from 23 counties, 14 states and Puerto Rico have been trained on the curriculum and are using the materials in their school readiness programming. As a result, children and families across the state and nation are engaging in proven, age-appropriate kindergarten readiness activities that prepare the children for school success.
Clientele Testimonial"Off to a Good Start is such a fantastic program. I tell everyone about it everywhere I go. Today, I was going on and on about it with my mechanic." ---Jeff W. (parent)
"I am a single parent and I want to do the best for my son. This workshop series has helped me to prepare him for school." ---Silva E. (parent)
ContactPlacer County, Sharon K. Junge, County Director & Nutrition Family Consumer Science Advisor, 11477 E Ave., Auburn CA 95603, (530) 889-7385, firstname.lastname@example.org
San Diego County, Sue Manglallan, 4-H Youth & Family Development Advisor, 5555 Overland Ave., Suite 4101, San Diego, CA 92124 (858) 694-8836, email@example.com