Your child has no preschool experience and now it’s time for kindergarten … what do you do? INPEACE, the Institute for Native Pacific Education and Culture, is offering a three-week summer kindergarten transition program aimed at preparing keiki for kindergarten. The program is free and it benefits not just your child, but the whole family, and the school your child will attend. Keiki with no preschool, or very little preschool experience, are given first preference.
Keiki and parents learn together what to expect in kindergarten, which alleviates much of the anxiety associated with a new situation. Parents should register their child for Keiki Steps to Kindergarten (KSTK) at the school where he or she will be attending. KSTK will help familiarize your child with the classroom environment, so keiki can learn important socialization skills, and become comfortable learning with other children around.