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Kindergarten JumpStart

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There is strong research demonstrating that readiness in Kindergarten ensures long-term success in school. Skills like following directions, managing emotions and getting along with others, in addition to pre-reading and number skills, have long-term implications for future success in school and in life.  

Thanks to a grant from CCRES along with OT and Speech support from Austill's Educational Therapy Services and the CCIU, DCEF is able to bring Kdg JumpStart to incoming kindergarteners in all 10 elementary schools this summer. 

Incoming Kdg. parents will receive an invitation from your school in late spring with information on how to register.


Two images teachers helping young students and one image of a student holding up a drawing.

When asked about the KDG. JumpStart program, a parent said "Not only did JumpStart ease my child's anxiety about starting school, but it also greatly reduced MINE. Thank you!"