Five Tips to Get Children Ready for Kindergarten

Five Tips to Help Get Children Ready for Kindergarten
Posted on 04/27/2022
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Is your child ready for kindergarten? Now is the time to register. Any child in Palm Beach County who turns 5 years old on or before September 1 of the school year is eligible to enroll.

Here are five tips, given by a kindergarten class, to help children get ready for this momentous occasion:

• Make sure your child knows their first and last name, and responds to it.
Practice how to safely use scissors, pencils, crayons, and glue.
Practice being kind and speaking respectfully with friends and adults.
Practice sitting and listening to a story.
Practice saying the ABCs and counting to 10.

In the spring, typically in March, April, and May, Palm Beach County District elementary schools hold annual Kindergarten Round Ups, offering all of the information needed to get ready for kindergarten.

Kindergarten Round Ups are an opportunity for parents to learn more about their child’s school, get acquainted with school administrators and teachers, and most importantly, get excited about all the wonderful things to look forward to as a family approaches this milestone.

During Round Ups, school administrators will offer an orientation about the school, explain regulations such as dress codes, and provide information about activities on campus.

Click here for a list of the scheduled Kindergarten Round Ups. Additionally, below are some useful links to help prepare for kindergarten:

Find My School: Click here to learn which school your child is zoned for based on your home address.

Contact Your School: For information on your child’s Round Up, or about kindergarten at your child’s school, contact the school directly.

School Meals: Get information on navigating the school cafeteria and school meals.

Registering for Kindergarten: Get the details and information on registration and what documents are required to register your child, including immunizations and physicals.

NOTE: Kindergarten Round Up times, dates, and locations are subject to change. Please contact the school directly for specific information and what to expect at the Round Up.

The School District of Palm Beach County