Getting School Ready!
The Getting School Ready!® booklet is a free guide for parents, families and caregivers to help prepare children for kindergarten. Special thanks to our partner Boeing Company for sponsoring this publication.
Click below view the booklet online in the following languages:
Order Printed Copies
The booklets are free to US addresses, however for orders of 26 or more we ask that you cover the cost of shipping and handling with a donation of $.35/ea. If the fee is a barrier to you using the booklets, or if you are placing an international order, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
To order printed Getting School Ready! click below:
We are able to provide up to 25 free booklets to an address or program. Schools please combine orders to an address. For orders of 26 or more (total for all languages) we have a nominal fee of $.35/ea for the booklets. The fee allows us to continue providing the booklets to the community.
*Please allow six-to-eight weeks for delivery. Because we are a Washington state organization, orders to Washington addresses will receive distribution priority.
Click here or visit the links below to discovery additional resources to help prepare your child for kindergarten.
- Parent and Family Support
- Tracking Children's Development
Foundation for Early Learning is proud to be part of the Getting School Ready! partnership that includes The Boeing Company, CHILD Profile – a program of the Washington State Department of Health, United Way of King County, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, Puget Sound ESD, and the King County SOAR Initiative. All of these organizations played an integral role in making this project a success. This work builds on the existing partnership of the many parents, providers and other professionals who developed the original booklet.
Supporting partnerships, like the creation of the Getting School Ready!® booklet provides information to the providers and community leaders who help prepare children and families for the transition into kindergarten. Let’s continue to work together so that all children enter school prepared to succeed.
To learn more about how the Getting School Ready! booklets were developed, please read Rethinking School Readiness by Debra R. Sullivan. The booklet text was developed over 40 community conversations with parents, teachers, child care providers, and others. Conversations were facilitated in Cambodian, English, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Somali.
The original Getting School Ready!® content came out of 40 community conversations with more than 400 parents, early childhood educators, kindergarten teachers, school principals, and community members. Conversations were held in Cambodian, English, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Somali. To learn more about how the booklets were developed read, Rethinking School Readiness by Debra R. Sullivan.
A special thank you goes to our partners for making this project possible: