Sonoma County Office of Education

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.

Transitional Kindergarten FAQ (pdf)
Preguntas Más Frecuentes, Kínder de Transición (pdf)

Transitional Kindergarten Parent Brochure (pdf)
Kínder de Transición Folleto par Padres (pdf)

Kindergarten Readiness

Kindergartener Counting Skittles

This updated brochure helps parents of young children know how to prepare them for kindergarten.
Getting Ready for Kindergarten (PDF)
Spanish: Getting Ready for Kindergarten (PDF)

Read


Child and parent read together in bed

Raising Readers: A Family Literacy Guide | Spring 2017
This publication helps guide parents in teaching their young children how to read.
Raising Readers - English Version (PDF)
Raising Readers - Spanish Version (PDF)

Read


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.

Is My Child Ready for Kindergarten? | Está Mi Hijo Listo para Kindergarten? (pdf)

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.

Early Learning, Math at Home (pdf)
Aprendizaje Temprano: Matemáticas en Casa (pdf)