KinderPlace is currently being revised, improved, re-organized, and systematized for use by parents and teachers of the early years to get them "ready for Kindergarten." Please be patient, it will still be free.
To close the "readiness gap" and improve children's learning and development during their most important years.
Each year, 4 in 10 children enter Kindergarten lacking the skills to be successful. 2 of those children are woefully behind. Their abilities are two-to-three years below grade level. 2 others are a full year behind. Data dramatically shows that students who start school behind, stay behind...catching up is virtually impossible.
In the last 20 years, there has been a drastic decline in fine and gross motor skills among 4- and 5-year-olds. But the deficiencies do not end with motor development. Language, literacy, background knowledge, and comprehension have also suffered greatly.
Readiness for Kindergarten involves much more than singing the alphabet song and counting to 10.
It's a BIG problem requiring a BIG solution. We need whatever help you can provide: resources, technical ability, teaching materials, financial support.
Help us close the Kindergarten "readiness gap" and in doing so, we can close the learning gap and assure that all children can succeed in school and in life.
KinderPlace is a non-profit organization under IRC Section 501(c)(3). Contributions are deductible under IRC Section 170. We are designated a public charity under IRC Section 509(a)(2). Our EIN is 85-2775915. There is no charge for information or materials. But, if you are able, your financial support will keep us going, growing, and closing the "learning gap."