Starting kindergarten is a huge milestone that's a big step for both you and your kid

We're with you, mama. This class will guide you through each step so both you and your kiddo feel prepared once the first day rolls around

This class will focus on:

  • What every kindergarten teacher wants your child to be able to do

  • How to help your child make friends

  • Tips for creating routines that provide security for your child

  • What you can do to create a strong home/school connection

  • How to find peace in this parenting transition

You've got this, mama

So many questions and feelings come up as you prepare to send your kid to kindergarten. Ann's got your back. She'll begin with an explanation of the skills your child needs to have before starting school, followed by a look at the emotional readiness of your child and tips for helping your child make friends, play with others and learn to be a confident member of the classroom community. Next is what you might be experiencing as a parent as you release your child to the teacher on that first day of school. And finally, she'll give you tips for creating routines and habits that contribute to a positive school experience, and ways you can build excitement for your child as they start school.

The best kindergarten year ever: how to prep for the first year of school

An introduction to this class

Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • Overview

  2. 2
    • “Kindergarten prerequisites” things your child can do independently

  3. 3
    • Emotional readiness: child

    • Emotional readiness: mom and dad

  4. 4
    • Daily routines and habits for kindergarten family life

  5. 5
    • Build excitement!

  6. 6
    • Conclusion

Class material

In addition to Ann's comprehensive videos, you'll be able to download these super helpful PDF's:

  • A checklist of skills for you and your child to complete together

  • Games you can play that support your child's emotional readiness skills

  • 8 ways to celebrate the start of school!

    Plus, Ann's recommendation of book titles that support parents through this transition and for personal development

This transition comes with so many questions

You'll walk away from this class with answers to everything you need to know:

  • How can I help my child be successful?

  • What will my child be expected to be able to do when they start school?

  • How can I help my child make friends in school?

  • What routines do we need so we can get there on time every morning?

  • What can I do to ease my own fears about my child starting school?

  • How can I get my child excited about school?

Meet the instructor

Early Childhood Specialist and Parenting Coach

Ann McKitrick, MS

Ann McKitrick, MS is the Founder of Nurtured Noggins and Host of Parenting in the First 3 Years podcast. A frequent conference speaker, she’s a parenting coach and early childhood specialist with 30 years of experience in higher education. Ann resides near Houston Texas where she’s a happy empty-nester, Camp Gladiator enthusiast, Mom, Mimi and Mastermind Leader for women’s groups.

What mamas are saying

★★★★★

  • I feel less uncertain about the challenges of starting school and learned so much!

    "Ann’s course is so helpful for not only soon-to-be students, but parents too! She gives easy to understand, creative, applicable ways to prepare parents and their children for kindergarten. I feel less uncertain about the challenges of starting school and learned so much from her!”
    Jessica