Parent Center


Welcome to the Ready! Set! School! Parent Center. The resources listed below are made available on this site to help parents find more experiences and ideas to prepare their children for kindergarten. You can access these resources at any time by clicking on the top menu.

Tips for a Successful First Week of School

Around Town

This calendar offers events for pre-school children and their parents, including story times and parenting classes, categorized by region. If you are aware of activities appropriate for pre-school children that are not listed, please submit them to the webmaster.

> Go to the Around Town calendar now.

Idea Exchange

The discussion board provides an opportunity to share your ideas and experiences using Ready! Set! School! with other parents and other relevant topics. There is also a discussion board designated for those who speak Spanish.

> Go to the Idea Exchange now.

Playgroup Connection

The Playgroup Connection provides tips for creating your own playgroup or joining a playgroup. You can also follow links to list your own playgroup in your area so that other parents with children can join.

> Go to the Playgroup Connection now.

Resource Directory

Categorized by region, this database features organizations that provide fun and engaging activities for children in addition to local educational resources to help you prepare your child for life of learning. The Resource Directory also features an extensive list of recommended websites related to child development, parenting, education, and reading.

To serve Spanish-speaking parents, there is a folder with resources in Spanish.

> Go to the Resource Directory now.