Transitioning into Kindergarten - Parents & Caregivers

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

This document includes some commonly asked questions from parents and caregivers about the transition to kindergarten.

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From Maine Parents and Care Givers About Transition to Public Kindergarten

How Can I Help My Child Get Ready for Kindergarten?

Check out these resources and tip sheets that will help you understand your child's development and find kindergarten readiness activities.

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Tips for Parents & Caregivers

Kindergarten Booklist!

Parent Child Relationship - Why it's Important

MOOSE Foundational Skills Progression

Family & School Connections

Strong family/caregiver connections with your child's school are very important.  The resources below offer ideas for getting involved with your school community.

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English Learner Family Toolkit

What Parents Can Do To Strengthen Partnerships

COVID Related Support

Tips from a Maine Teacher - Video

special needs
For Families of Children with Special Needs

Transitioning to a new school or classroom can be overwhelming.  These resources include information and support for families of children with special needs, including disabilities and health concerns.

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Maine Parent Federation Transition to Kindergarten: For Parents of Children with Disabilities 

Does your child have a health concern that impacts their education?  504 Plans Can Help!