Preparing for kindergarten starts long before the autumn a child enters a classroom for the first day of school. Everyday interactions with young children help develop their abilities and skills – and are a lot of fun too! The ARISE Strategic Action Team of parents and partners created this page to share activities and information about kindergarten preparedness.
Each theme focuses on a different goal in the Alaska Developmental Profile (ADP). This assessment is based on the Alaska Early Learning Guidelines and is the measure ARISE tracks to see how prepared Alaska Native and Native American students are when they arrive at school for that exciting first day. Follow ARISE on Facebook for posts about these topics.
Theme: Regulates feelings and impulses
Learning how and when to show emotions is an essential part of a child’s social-emotional development. While infants need a responsive and predictable environment, toddlers need to feel independent and capable. Learning to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings with words is key to learning self-regulation.
Indicators teachers are looking for when conducting the ADP assessment are:
Learn about how you can help your child regulate his or her feelings and impulses by checking out these resources.
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Tips for Promoting Social-Emotional Development
This Month’s Activities
More activities here! Thanks to Best Beginnings for these great pages.
State of Alaska Early Learning Guidelines (PDF)
Funded in part by The CIRI Foundation
An initiative of the ARISE kindergarten preparedness strategic action team (SAT). Members: Anchorage Public Library, Anchorage School District, ARISE, ARISE Parents, Best Beginnings, CITC/Child & Family Services Division, CITC/Early Head Start, RurAL CAP/Parents As Teachers (PAT), Southcentral Foundation, thread