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A Road Map
the Contra Costa County Office of Education
and the Contra Costa Local Planning Council for Child Care and Development (LPC)
A simple, colorful and engaging parent guide with 16 important steps all parents need to know
when preparing their children for kindergarten.
A Road Map to Kindergarten© was designed to promote
meaningful conversations between parents, educators, and
community members about the importance of planning
for and facilitating children's smooth transitions into kindergarten.
This publication was developed as a component of the Contra Costa Local Planning Council for Child Care and Development's (LPC) Parent Education Campaign, and it strives to:
- Provide a guide for parents to help promote successful kindergarten transitions for their children
- Increase parents'knowledge of early childhood developmental milestones and school readiness indicators
- Empower and inspire families to become active partners in education
Our vision is to generate enthusiasm and a sense of collective responsibility for education
and to increase the awareness of the importance of family partnerships and parent
involvement in promoting children's school readiness.
A Road Map to Kindergarten© is a parent education tool that is designed to be used
interactively to enhance parent workshops, parent-teacher conferences or to be the
focus of parent education events. It is not meant to be handed out or distributed without
the accompanying active education component for parents.
The Contra Costa LPC has developed a training module for anyone who is interested in
using A Road Map to Kindergarten© to help parents support their child's school readiness
and transition to kindergarten. The training module is implemented in workshops that
are run as facilitated discussions and that model the way in which A Road Map to
Kindergarten© is intended to be presented to parents. The workshops are purposefully
designed to invite conversation and to foster a sense of collaboration and partnership.
Workshop participants review the components of A Road Map to Kindergarten© and
develop their own action plans for how they will use it to help parents become active
partners in their child's education.
Click here to download an outline of the training module.
A Road Map to Kindergarten© is available in English and Spanish.
To order copies of the tool please download the order form by clicking here.
For more information or to schedule a training seminar in your community contact:
Ruth Fernández, M.A.
Manager, Educational Services / LPC Coordinator
|The Road Map to Kindergarten© was developed with funding from the Child Development Division of the California Department of Education (CDE). The contents do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of the CDE.