>Kindergarten: Ready, Set, Go!

>New Bern, NC – To be eligible for public school kindergarten in North Carolina for the 2011-2012 school year, a child must be five years of age on or before August 31, 2011. Parents who have a child entering public school kindergarten in Craven County this year are encouraged to attend Kindergarten: Ready, Set, Go, a free information session to help parents prepare for their child’s transition to kindergarten. Parents may select from two sessions that will be offered. The first session will be held on Tuesday, February 22nd at the Central Office of Craven County Schools, located at 3600 Trent Road in New Bern. The second session will be held on Tuesday, March 1st in Havelock at First United Methodist Church, located at 324 Miller Boulevard. Each information session will run from 6pm to 7pm, with registration starting at 5:30pm. The sessions are for information only; they do not replace kindergarten registration, which will be held later at the child’s elementary school.

Representatives from Craven County Schools will present information about various aspects of kindergarten enrollment, including requirements, registration and assignment policies. They will also share information that parents can use in helping their child prepare for kindergarten. Each family attending will receive a packet containing kindergarten readiness materials and information about Craven County schools. These information sessions are sponsored by Craven County Schools and Craven Smart Start, Inc

Pre-registration is required to attend the sessions. Parents should register at least one day prior to the session they attend. To register call the Child Care Resource and Referral Program of Craven Smart Start at (252) 672-5921 or send an E-mail. For information about the Kindergarten: Ready, Set, Go information sessions, call Pinkie Moore at (252) 671-0689.

Submitted by: Pinkie Moore, Community Outreach Coordinator for Craven Smart Start, Inc.