Get Ready for Kindergarten

Is your child ready for Kindergarten? Most children begin school in Santa Clara County when they are five years old. Whether or not your child has attended preschool or a school readiness program, you can prepare your soon-to-be Kindergartner with our librarian-approved resources. We have divided the most important skillsets into six categories for you to explore and learn with your child: Health and Well-Being, Early Literacy, Social and Emotional Development, Language and Communication Skills, Mathematical Thinking, and Science. By visiting any of our skillset pages, you will find checklists, programs, booklists, eResources, and websites. We hope you enjoy exploring, reading, and playing with your child as you near Kindergarten!

Activities

Health and Well-Being

A checklist, booklist, programs list, and resource list for parents.

Early Literacy

A checklist, booklist, programs list, and resource list for parents.

Social and Emotional Development

A checklist, booklist, programs list, and resource list for parents.

More Activities

Language and Communication Skills

A checklist, booklist, programs list, and resource list for parents.

Mathematical Thinking

A checklist, booklist, programs list, and resource list for parents.

Science

A checklist, booklist, programs list, and resource list for parents.

Resources for Families with Disabilities

If you have questions or concerns about your child’s development, there are several wonderful community resources that can help. Visit Resources for Families with Disabilities.

eResources

ABCmouse

ABCmouse is an interactive resource for kids ages 2-8.  Find over 8,500 activities for reading, math, science, art, music, & more.

BookFlix

BookFlix pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks to build a love of reading & learning for kids in grades PreK - 3rd.

Kanopy Kids: Books

Enjoy shows and animated books! Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, The True Story of The 3 Little Pigs!, Where the Wild Things Are, & more.
Mom holding baby in the air

Ready Rosie: Early Childhood Learning Tool for Parents

ReadyRosie provides fun, educational activities for parents to foster early literacy skills & school readiness for kids ages 0-6.

More eResources

Sesame Street eBooks from Overdrive / Libby

Read more, learn more, and play more with your favorite characters from Sesame Street. This eBook collection is available via OverDrive.

Watch & Learn Library - Educational Videos for Ages 3-8

The Watch & Learn Library helps teach science and social studies to young learners through nonfiction videos, vocabulary, and quizzes.

Weston Woods: Children's Literature Videos

Explore this online collection that brings children's literature classics and modern favorites to life with interactive videos!

Websites

Register for Kindergarten in Santa Clara County

Campbell Union School District
(408) 364-4200
https://www.campbellusd.org/

Cupertino Union School District
408-525-3000
https://www.cusdk8.org/

Gilroy Unified School District
408-847-2700
https://www.gilroyunified.org/

Los Altos School District
(650) 947-1150
https://www.lasdschools.org/

Milpitas Unified School District
(408) 635-2600
https://www.musd.org/

Morgan Hill Unified School District
(408) 201-6023
https://www.mhusd.org/

Saratoga Union School District
(408) 867-34424
https://www.saratogausd.org/

Santa Clara County Office of Education
(408) 453-6500
https://www.sccoe.org/

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