Early Childhood Education
Resources for Parents
Finding the Best Educational Program for your Four-year old
Parents of four-year-olds face a unique range of educational options for their child in California. Attending a high-quality early education program prepares children to learn and succeed by developing pre-reading, math and social skills helping them to be ready for kindergarten and beyond. Click here to learn more.
Transitional Kindergarten Overview
These introductory materials provide answers to common questions about Transitional Kindergarten (TK). Available in English and Spanish, they are designed to introduce parents to TK programs in Sonoma County.
This updated brochure helps parents of young children know how to prepare them for kindergarten.
Spanish Version: Getting Ready for Kindergarten 2016 (Spanish)
Is My Child Ready for Kindergarten?
This document, in English and Spanish, explains the difference between preschool, transitional kindergarten, and kindergarten; highlights key kindergarten readiness indicators; and lists school registration requirements.
Early Learning, Math at Home
This California Mathematics Council (CMC) publication is a guide to mathematics education for parents of 0–5 year old children. It is designed to help parents give young children their first positive experiences in mathematics.