Gearing Up for Kindergarten



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North Dakota First Lady Betsy Dalrymple

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"As First Lady, I strongly encourage you to enroll your child into Gearing Up for Kindergarten.  This wonderful program makes sure your child is ready for kindergarten. Parents and children attend the program together, which helps the children get comfortable in a school setting and builds relationships with the parents and the school."

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Gearing Up for Kindergarten

A School Readiness and Parent Involvement Program.

Welcome to the 2016-2017 School Year

Entering kindergarten is a major transition in the life of a child and his or her parents. Kids need to be ready for school, and schools need to be ready for kids. That's why Gearing Up for Kindergarten offers educational classes that prepare parents and their children for success in school.

Gearing Up for Kindergarten is a parent and family involvement program that supports child development, school readiness and healthy parenting.


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Here are some video highlights of the Gearing Up program for:




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