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Gwinnett County Public Schools

How to Prepare for a Great Kindergarten Experience

You have a very important role in your child’s education. In fact, your child has been learning since birth and you’ve been teaching from the very start!

This page introduces the skills and habits that will help prepare your rising kindergartner for success in school and provide a strong academic foundation for the years to come.

Read on to find out more about what your child will learn during kindergarten and how you can support your child’s learning at home. We encourage you to talk to your child about what he or she is learning.

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A child starting kindergarten typically can...

  • recognize some letter sounds and knows many letters by sight.
  • talk in complete sentences in an understandable voice.
  • demonstrate appropriate school behavior, including:

         – when to use an “inside” voice

        – when to wait for a turn

        – how to share with a friend

  • sit and actively listen for 10 minutes or more at a time.
  • follow multi-step directions.