Little Actions. Big Impact!

All the tools you need to help your child learn and grow

from PA Promise in partnership with OCDEL

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Find kindergarten registration information

PA Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL)

Information about kindergarten registration by school district.

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Kindergarten, Here I Come!

PA Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL)

An activity guide that can help you keep your child engaged and learning at home.

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Kindergarten, Here I Am!

PA Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL)

An activity guide that can inspire skill building and engagement at home, building on what your child is learning in school.

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Recipes for Readiness

PA Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL)

Recipes for Readiness provides family-friendly activities to help develop skills that kindergarten teachers look for as children enter their classrooms. Activities are designed for children age three to five, and are aligned to Pennsylvania's learning standards for early childhood.

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Sign up to receive monthly kindergarten preparedness tips

PA Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL)

Each month, receive tips that you can use to help your preschooler prepare for kindergarten or to help your kindergartner have a successful school year.

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7 Steps to Registering Your Child for Kindergarten

PA Promise for Children

This one-page printable has 7 steps to register your child for kindergarten.

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Top 6 Tips to Get Your Child Ready for Kindergarten

PA Promise for Children

This one-page printable has the top 6 tips to get your child ready for Kindergarten. Available in English and Spanish.

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5 promises to make to your kindergartner for school success

PA Promise for Children

As their child’s first teacher, families can hold the key to their child’s school success. From the Kindergarten, Here I Come Activity Guide, this one-page printable has five promises you can make to your Kindergartner for school success. Available in English and Spanish.

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4 Ways to Help Your Preschooler Develop Problem-Solving Skills

PA Promise for Children

Making decisions and learning how to solve problems is a big part of a child’s development of social skills! Children need to understand the consequences of their actions and how their actions can affect others. This one-page printable has the four top tips to help your preschooler develop problem solving skills.

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How learning standards work in Pennsylvania

PA Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL)

Learn about Pennsylvania's learning standards for kindergarteners and what they mean for your child.

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Concerned about your child’s development?

Call Pennsylvania’s CONNECT Helpline at 1-800-692-7288 for information about your child’s development and connecting to Early Intervention services in Pennsylvania.

Call Child Care Works Helpline at 1-877-4-PA-KIDS (1-877-472-5437) for information about finding, paying for and other concerns related to child care.

Learn more about these Helplines