Get Ready for Kindergarten!

January is the time when area schools open Kindergarten registration. If you have a child entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2024, we have a program for you! Ready, Set, Kindergarten! is a school readiness program offered for parents or caregivers and their children, where the structure of a Kindergarten classroom is modeled for parents to observe and participate in. Library staff will demonstrate ways that caregivers can replicate skills at home that kids will need to be successful when they attend school. Each of the six sessions will focus on a different skill each time and will help you get your child ready to learn. Keep an eye on our Events Calendar for Ready, Set, Kindergarten! at your local Chandler Library location, and register for the free program.

Basha Library
Thursdays and Fridays, Feb. 8 – 23, 10:30 a.m. to noon
Registration is open now.

Sunset Library
Thursdays, March 21 – April 25, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Registration opens Feb. 21.

Hamilton Library
Begins in March – check back for registration dates.

Downtown Library
Begins in April – check back for registration dates.

If your child isn’t school age yet but you are looking for a skill building program, Make Way for Books Story School might be right for you. Eleven-week sessions begin in January. This free bilingual early reading program is for children (two different age groups – see below) and their parents or caregivers. The program includes age-appropriate skill building, at-home activities and fun! Registration is required and families may participate only once during a school year.

Make Way for Books Story School – A sneak peek for ages 0 to 5
Downtown Library
Friday, Jan. 19, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Come to this one-day event and see what Story School is all about! Register now.

Make Way for Books Story School – Full program for ages 0 to 2
Downtown Library
Tuesdays, Jan. 23 – Feb. 27, 1 – 2 p.m.
Register for the 11-week session now.

Make Way for Books Story School – Full program for ages 3 to 5
Downtown Library
Mondays, Jan. 22 – Feb. 28, 1 – 2 p.m.
Register for the 11-week session now.

And finally, don’t forget to check out ParentTV for parenting advice from experts in their field. There are helpful videos about school readiness and so much more! Log in with your library card number and PIN to view the full collection of parenting videos.