Gearing Up for Kindergarten

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Debbie Hansen, Elementary Principal, Surrey Testimonial

"We have been doing Gearing Up For Kindergarten at our school for the last 4 years.   I can't say enough about what the program has done for our students and their readiness for kindergarten. It gives them an opportunity to become familiar with teachers, routines, the layout of the classroom and building, and most importantly to meet the friends they will spend the next 13 years with! 

Sending those little ones off to school the first time can be tough for both parent and child, so providing parents with the opportunity to become familiar with the school and staff makes for an easier transition for them as well. Each session also provides the parents with some special one on one time with their child—not always easy in our busy world!

Kindergarten readiness is often a question—especially for those kids with late summer birthdays.  Going through the Gearing Up program gives the parent and the teacher valuable information about that child and his/her readiness to start Kindergarten in the Fall.

Gearing Up is well organized with a minimal amount of preparation time required from the teachers. More importantly it is very well funded—definitely a bonus from the administrator standpoint. If you have not had the opportunity to use Gearing Up in your school district, I highly recommend it. You will see a big difference in the students entering your kindergarten program."

Debbie Hansen
Elementary Principal
Surrey Public School

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