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    SPS and Partners Getting Ready for New School Year Through Early Learning
    Posted on 08/09/2017
    Poster of Kinder Kickoff

    Getting Ready for the New School Year!

    This summer, Seattle Public Schools’ Early Learning Department is again partnering with Southeast Seattle Education Coalition (SESEC), Seattle Public Library, Moms Rising, and other community groups, like the Rainier Beach Action Coalition, to promote awareness of formal and informal learning opportunities for families with young children through our third annual Kindergarten Kickoff.

    The goal of Kindergarten Kickoff is to reach out to families to make sure they get the early learning support they need. Instead of them coming to us, we go to them to make sure they register for school, they attend Jump Start, and take advantage of other learning opportunities like visiting their local library to promote learning at home and in the community.

    Jump Start is a free weeklong experience for Kindergartners to learn about how school works, from what happens in the classroom to how to line-up to walk outside or to the cafeteria to how to interact with other children. Teachers also get the chance to get to know their students.

    The district’s vision is for every child to experience a quality, cohesive and joyful learning experience from PreK through third grade that will provide the strong foundation needed to succeed in school and life. Kindergarten Kickoff and Jump Start are examples of our commitment to eliminating opportunity gaps starting in early learning in order to yield powerful benefits for children, both in early elementary and as a cornerstone to their overall educational success. 

    Kindergarten Kickoff is scheduled for Saturday, August 12, from 12 pm to 4 pm at the corner where Rainier Ave South and S. Henderson intersect, between South Shore PreK-8 and the Rainier Beach community center and pool.  

    Here is more information on Jump Start (Coming-up Aug. 21-25).

    Here is more information on SPS Early Learning.