Sustains attention to tasks and persists when facing challenges – February

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 month we’ll focus 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.

February theme: Sustains attention to tasks and persists when facing challenges

Young children learn about the world through a balance of exploration, choices, and meaningful interactions. Children build their capacity to sustain attention and focus through interactions with their caregivers. Learn more about what you can do to further develop your child’s capacity to attend and focus by checking out these resources.

Like ARISE on Facebook for more info and ideas. Together, members of the partnership are posting about each month’s theme.

Events

Countdown to Kindergarten – Fun activities for children age 3-5, and their parents or caregivers. Each month, activities support the current theme! February flier (PDF)
2/10/2017
1:30 PM
Countdown to Kindergarten @ Mt. View Library. Raffle and kids’ snacks included! See flier. On bus route 45.
2/18/2017
11:00 AM
Countdown to Kindergarten @ Loussac Library. On bus routes 2, 36, 60, 75, 102
2/24/2016
1:30 PM
Countdown to Kindergarten @ Muldoon Library. On bus routes 1, 3, 8, 13, 15, 75

Learning Links

Helping Children Learn Self-Regulation

Enhancing and Practicing Executive Function Skills with Children from Infancy to Adolescence (PDF)

Strengthening Executive Function in Children: Tips for Parents and Practitioners

This Month’s Activities

    More activities from Best Beginnings here! They’re searchable!

    Kindergarten Links

    State of Alaska Early Learning Guidelines (PDF)

    ARISE & Kindergarten

    ASD Enrollment

    Anchorage Public Library


    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