The United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties is working with a dedicated team of educators and community stakeholders to help better align Early Childhood Education (ECE) and school districts while building a strong bridge for families to help ensure every child in our community is supported through all stages of growth and development. Our team was proud to host a first-of-its-kind Kindergarten Dialogue between the ECE community and the Scranton School District. Read more about this event here. >>
The United Way's Kindergarten Transition program helps area children and their families navigate this significant milestone in a child's education. Last year, we worked with students entering kindergarten at Carbondale Area, Dunmore, Lakeland, North Pocono, Old Forge, Riverside and Valley View School Districts with custom, "What Do You Wonder About Kindergarten" books personalized with full-color photographs of the school, classroom, faculty and staff.
As part of our Community Innovation Zone grant, we also developed this "Getting Ready for Kindergarten" guide and checklist for families and children as they prepare to enter kindergarten.
Important Links :: Community Transition Packet
- Getting to Know My Child (A Guide for My Child's Kindergarten Teacher) (.pdf)
- Kindergarten Readiness Indicators Checklist (.pdf)
- Summary Sheet - Strengths and Areas of Improvement (.doc)
- Consent to Share Information (.doc)