Denver Teacher Leadership Summit

JumpStart Kindergarten: Catching them before they fall

JumpStart Kindergarten is a program I have implemented at my school. The program is designed to reach students and their parents before they come to school. It involves teachers, parents, school staff, and other stakeholders in preparing students and parents on what to expect when beginning school. Parents are involved in parent nights. There is a "KinderCamp" program for incoming students the summer prior to K start where students meet teachers, attend class, and go through their daily routine. The program has been successful at my school as well as four other school I have began the program! Early intervention through JumpStart Kindergarten has proven to be effective in helping children with the transition to kindergarten.



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