Shoreline Kindergarten Readiness Program Report
In Summer 2016, foundry10 collaborated with Shoreline School District to support a month-long kindergarten readiness program. Students coming in to kindergarten have a wide range of skill sets, with some students more prepared for the demands of kindergarten than others. To close the readiness gap, Shoreline approached us with the idea to design a summer class with the express purpose of preparing students for their first year in kindergarten. We decided to focus on boosting skills at this age, because of evidence that early intervention is particularly beneficial in closing achievement gaps. Elementary schools throughout the district identified students who were enrolled in kindergarten but hadn’t previously had preschool, and invited a small number of these students to participate. One class of seven students participated in July before starting kindergarten the following month.
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