The transition to kindergarten is one of the most significant events that a young child experiences, and it lays the foundation for future success in school and life. A smooth transition to kindergarten is a shared responsibility among many individuals and institutions including children, families, teachers, schools and the community.
That’s why Durham’s Partnership for Children is organizing the School Readiness Summit: Awareness, Advocacy and Action.
Please join us at the event, to learn how all sectors of the community can contribute to improving school readiness in Durham. The summit will feature Ken Smythe-Leistico,a national leading expert on kindergarten transition and founder of the Ready Freddy Pathways to Kindergarten Success Program at the University of Pittsburgh.
Together, we will learn how to blend strategies that tie parent engagement, child development, welcoming schools, and community support into a successful transition for all children in Durham. With Ken’s guidance through interactive presentations and neighborhood-based action planning, you will leave with an understanding of your role in this collaborative effort and what you can do to help close the achievement gap.
School Readiness Summit: Awareness, Advocacy and Action
Durham Convention Center: 301 West Morgan Street
Monday, July 21, 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM