NEWS | July 18, 2011

Sign up for Ready, Set, Go to Kindergarten!

By Cicely McCray Joint Base Charleston school liaison officer

Ready, Set, Go to Kindergarten is a workshop for parents of children scheduled to enter kindergarten during the 2011-12 school year. The workshop is scheduled for Aug. 15 at the Child Development Center on Joint Base Charleston - Weapons Station from 6 to 7:30 p.m. This free information session is designed to help parents prepare for their child's transition to kindergarten.

On-site registration for each session is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.

Professional and kindergarten staff from Marrington Elementary School will present information about various aspects of kindergarten enrollment including requirements, transitions and curriculum and best practices. They will also share information parents can use to help their children prepare for kindergarten. Each family attending will receive a packet containing kindergarten readiness materials and information about Berkeley County Schools.

To be eligible for public school kindergarten in South Carolina for the 2011-12 school year a child must be five years of age on or before Sept. 1, 2011.

To register in advance for the workshop or for more information about kindergarten or any school-related issues call the School Liaison office at 764-7869 or send an e-mail to cicely.mccray@us.af.mil.