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Teaching Guide: Getting Ready for Kindergarten

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The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool Teaching Guide: Getting Ready for Kindergarten

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The Getting Ready for Kindergarten Teaching Guide

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The Getting Ready for Kindergarten Teaching Guide offers a collection of daily plans that lead teachers through the process of preparing for the transition to kindergarten with children, with a particular focus on school readiness. This comprehensive resource will:

  • offer strategies for supporting children’s social–emotional development as they become comfortable with the transition from preK to kindergarten
  • help teachers answer children’s questions about what lies ahead
  • introduce the new ideas and experiences that come with the end of the preK year
  • guide teachers through helping children reflect on all that they’ve learned, and celebrating their achievements to help build confidence
  • provide support for strengthening family partnerships at the end of the year, which are vital to the successful shift of children becoming kindergarten students

Getting Ready for Kindergarten helps teachers discuss and answer questions such as “How is kindergarten like preschool?” and “How is it different?” and “How do we feel about going to kindergarten?”

The Getting Ready for Kindergarten Teaching Guide includes three children’s books and Book Discussion Cards™, including:

  • Get Set! Swim! (BDC 41)
  • The Upside Down Boy/El Nino De Cabeza (BDC 42)
  • I Took the Moon for a Walk (BDC 43)

Kai-leé Berke

Kai-leé Berke, MA, is the Chief Executive Officer at Teaching Strategies. She has taught and cared for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners in public, private, and Department of Defense programs. Before joining Teaching Strategies she was the program administrator for a multisite preschool organization. In addition to her local and national work as an early childhood trainer and consultant, she has served as an adjunct faculty member at Honolulu Community College and Pacific Oaks College. She is a co-author of many Teaching Strategies resources, including the GOLD™ assessment system; The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool; and The Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers & Twos.

Heather Baker

Heather Baker, MLS, has cared for infants and toddlers, and worked with preschool-aged children doing project-based investigations. As a Teaching Strategies consultant and staff member, Heather has co-authored publications, such as Come Cook With Me and the Get Fit! Kit, and also helped develop The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool, Teaching Strategies GOLD® online, and numerous professional development sessions.