Preparing Children for Quality Early Learning Programs

From the “Ready to Learn” Series

Preparing young children to start school can bring about questions and concerns for every parent, particularly for parents of babies, toddlers and preschoolers.

The Ounce of Prevention Fund has written a series of articles to help parents, families and teachers ensure that children are excited and ready for a quality child care program, preschool or kindergarten.

This series draws upon the knowledge of the many early childhood experts at the Ounce and Educare Chicago, who collectively have decades of experience teaching young children and training early childhood professionals.


Building Relationships to Support Children

Tips for early childhood educators

Preparing a Calmer Classroom

Tips for early childhood educators

Preparing Infants & Toddlers for New Child Care Settings

Some advice from Ounce of Prevention Fund and Educare Chicago experts on how you can prepare your infant or toddler for her new environment

Ready for Preschool

12 tips to prepare your 3- or 4-year-old child

Ready for Kindergarten

10 tips to prepare for the big day

Reading About School

12 books recommended for kindergarteners and preschoolers

Coping with Separation Anxiety in Children

Tips for both parents and teachers