School is coming quickly...ready?
She's your darling little girl...He's your handsome little man. They grow up quick don't they? Picking out your first backpack and new school shoes are just the start of a long journey in a life of learning. Before you know it, you will be planning that open house and sifting through college information. For many reasons that first day of school is one that both parents and kids often dread...and we want to help.
The Great Start of Cheboygan, Otsego, and Presque Isle counties (COP) have collaborated with preschools and kindergarten teachers and classrooms to empower you the parent to be sure your little one is ready for that first big day! We are proud to introduce a pair of resources for you as a parent!
1. Download our printable brochure for more kindergarten
2. Here are some excellent tools to help understand why and how
working to prepare your child for Kindergarten is so important:
3. The Great Start Readiness Program
The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is Michigan's state-funded
preschool program for four-year-old children with factors which may
place them at risk of educational failure. The program is administered
by the Michigan Department of Education, Office of Great Start.
4. Kindergarten.......Here I Come Program
The Kindergarten.........Here I Come program is a 90 minute class
for parents of children from 2-5 years old. Held throughout
Cheboygan, Otsego, and Presque Isle Counties, parents will be
empowered to give their children the best opporutnity to succeed in
5. Downloadable Flip Chart for Pre-schoolers
Download our flip book to do with your child as they face the
new and exciting opportunities that lie ahead as they go to pre-school.
The Kindergarten....Here I Come Program is a
product of the Strengthening Families Framework
For additional resources published for parents just like you
by the State of Michigan go to:
Unfamiliar with the new laws that have been passed about 3rd Grade Reading Readiness? Click below for more info!