• Tips to help your child get ready for 



    Kindle excitement about kindergarten.  Visit Homestead and meet your child`s teacher at Preview Night (August 13th 5-7 p.m.)


    Invite new school friends home to play and help your child build strong friendships.


    Never forget safety.  Teach your child safety rules-whether walking or riding a bus.


    Discuss what your child will be learning in school- colors, numbers, shapes, and letters.


    Explore your neighborhood together.  Talk about the world you live in.


    Review the good behavior expected of your child, such as following the rules and taking turns.


    Get involved at your child`s school.  Join the Home and School or volunteer in the classroom.  Guest readers are always welcome!


    Answer your child`s questions about school.  Reassure your child that school is fun!


    Read to your child daily.  Visit the Oswego Public Library together.  


    Turn everyday into a learning experience.  Let your child help with daily chores.  They will have chores and jobs in school!


    Encourage your child to eat well, get enough sleep, bathe daily, and brush their teeth 2x a day.


    Notice the new things your child is learning to do.  Reinforce your child`s progress with praise.