About Pinellas Kids

School Readiness

The first five years of a child’s life are crucial to the child’s future success in school and lay the groundwork for the child’s success in life. Florida’s free Voluntary Pre-K program provides a critical role in helping young children become ready for kindergarten. This section provides information on several key indicators used to determine and evaluate school readiness for Florida’s kindergarten students including:

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Connecting Child Health and School Readiness

Promising Practices: http://www.promisingpractices.net/research_ready.asp

Engaging Parents in Education: Lessons From Five Parental Information and Resource Centers http://www.ed.gov/admins/comm/parents/parentinvolve/index.html (Source:  U.S. Department of Education).  The purpose of this guide is to explain "how to" strategies that the Parent Information Resource Centers (PIRCs) use to improve or expand their parental involvement programs in public schools.

The State of Preschool 2008: http://nieer.org/yearbook/