The ARISE Strategic Action Team of parents and partners created this page to share activities and information about kindergarten preparedness. 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!
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 on each month’s topic.
December 2017 theme: Uses receptive language
Receptive language skills provide one with the ability to understand or comprehend language that is heard or read. Beginning at birth, young children are very interested in the sounds and voices they hear. Children learn their parents’ voices and the patterns of the sounds of language spoken in the home. As parents speak and sing, children learn the sounds of that language. Learn how you can foster your child’s receptive language skills by checking out these resources.
Indicators kindergarten teachers are looking for with this goal:
Like ARISE on Facebook for more info and ideas. Together, members of the partnership are posting about each month’s theme.
Speech and Language Milestones
10 Ways to Promote Language and Communication Skills
This Month’s Activities
More activities here! They’re searchable!
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