The annual Kickoff to Kindergarten: Parent Days will be held February 18 at the High Point Museum, 1859 E. Lexington Ave. The free, drop-in resource fair will be open from 11 am to 1 pm and 5 pm to 7 pm. Representatives from Guilford County Schools will be available to answer questions regarding school-choice, pre-K options, transportation, school health & nutrition, after-school options, and kindergarten curriculums. Also on hand will be representatives from local libraries, Family & Health Services, Reading Connections, and other important community resources that support the important transition into kindergarten.
“Getting young children off to a good start on their educational journey is so important,” Edith Brady, High Point Museum Director, said. “Our community has a lot of options and resources available to benefit these children. Every year parents leave the event telling us they learned about opportunities they didn’t know about before. The Museum is proud to be a part of this important event.”
Starting kindergarten is a very big and exciting time in the life of a child. For parents it also can be a little overwhelming. There are actually a number of deadlines to meet and choices to make just to register for kindergarten, and the best preparation for kindergarten should include steps to prepare your child physically, mentally, and emotionally as well. Many parents are unsure about everything they need to do to make sure their child has the best school start possible.
For this reason Guilford County Schools, Guilford County Schools, Guilford Parent Academy, Guilford Education Alliance, Guilford Child Development, Guilford Partnership for Children, United Way of Greater High Point Children’s Initiatives, the Junior League of High Point, and the Greensboro Children’s Museum and High Point Museum have teamed up to help parents navigate the potentially overwhelming transition to kindergarten. They have brought together a wealth of information and resources that parents will be able to consult all in one stop. Parents will be able to speak directly to professionals about a variety of issues facing their children.
This program is targeted for parents of all preschoolers, not just those of rising kindergartners. Ideally preparation for kindergarten should start well before a child even turns four. Beginning at a very young age, proper healthcare and nutrition along with adequate parent-child interaction have significant impacts on the future success of a child in school.
The High Point Museum is dedicated to sharing Greater High Point’s history, exploring the power of memory, providing perspective for current issues, and strengthening the sense of community. Our work is guided by our core values of connection, diversity, fun, and innovation.