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Resource Kits—
Off to a Good Start!

Engaging Parents in the Kindergarten Year

The kindergarten year presents a unique opportunity for parents and schools to build relationships and more importantly, a foundation for students' success.

The NEA says "Research shows that the most accurate predictor of a student's achievement in school is not income or social status, but the extent to which that student's family is able to: create a home environment that encourages learning; express high expectations for their children's achievement and future careers; and become involved in their children's education at school and in the community."


In the kindergarten year, parents are motivated and eager to find the right strategies, routines and balance to help their children do their best. Reaching out to families before and after they begin kindergarten is akin to reaching into the future...shaping school and student success.

Get started today! This kit has over 200 pages of tips for planning a successful kindergarten roundup and engaging parents in the education of their children for future success!

Use the “Turnkey” professional, enhanced PowerPoint® DVD presentation for a successful parent meeting with no work on your part or do it yourself with the informative PowerPoint® presentation (on CD-ROM) and suggested script that are also provided. You’ll also get several program profiles of successful roundups that are working well in schools across the country. Plus step-by-step how-to ideas for:

  • First Day Activities
  • Meet the Teacher Events
  • Curriculum Nights
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • A Welcoming Parent Resource Center
  • Programs to Engage Families From Diverse Cultures, With Special Needs and/or At-Risk Children
  • And More!



You'll get all of these helpful components for one low price!

A DVD with a ready-to-use enhanced PowerPoint® presentation professionally narrated and presented by The Parent Institute.

A CD-ROM containing the PowerPoint® presentation with a suggested script for your own presentation to parents.

See Sample Pages

Planning tools, publicity materials and research reference citations for staff, plus over 25 pages of copy-ready handouts for parents including topics such as:

  • School bus safety
  • Reducing children's anxiety
  • Importance of attendance
  • Summer reading list
  • Benefits of homework
  • School readiness checklist
  • Math, reading and social skills
  • Plus much more!

50 Copies of one of our best-selling booklets "Off to a Good Start! Ways Parents Can Help Children Get Ready to Begin School"
All in a Colorful Organized Storage Binder—Hold all your kit components in one easy-to-find source for years of safekeeping!  




Order the English kit for the low price of only $349!
Add the Spanish Supplement and pay only $419 for both versions!

—You'll receive the entire English kit, PLUS Spanish versions of the DVD, CD-ROM, the booklet, handout masters, reproducible workshop materials and appropriate leader's materials.


For assistance with your order, please call The Parent Institute at 1-800-756-5525 and read them your session ID: W86247