Kindergarten: Ready, Set, Go Parent Information Sessions

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.

Children must be five years of age on or before August 31, 2013, to be eligible for public school kindergarten in North Carolina for the 2013-2014 school year.

Two information sessions will be offered and parents may select the session that they would like to attend. The first session will be held on Thursday, February 19th at the Central Office of Craven County Schools, located at 3600 Trent Road in New Bern.

The second session will be held on February 26th in Havelock at Trinity Presbyterian Church, located at 206 Miller Boulevard. Each information session will run from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM, with check-in starting at 5:30 PM. The sessions are for information only; they do not replace kindergarten registration, which will be held on March 8th in 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.  Craven Smart Start staff will also be on hand to share information about Smart Start services and parenting information.

Kindergarten: Ready, Set, Go is a collaborative effort of Craven County Schools, Craven Smart Start and Trinity Presbyterian Church of Havelock.  Now in its seventh year, Kindergarten Ready Set Go was developed from the efforts Craven Smart Start’s Havelock Outreach Committee.

Pre-registration is required to attend the sessions. Parents should register by February 13th for the February 19th session and February 20th for the February 26th session. To register parents can call Carmen Morgan with the Craven County Schools at (252)514-6311, can send an email, or they can complete a form at their child’s preschool or child care program.

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