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.
Please join us at the School Readiness Summit: Awareness, Advocacy and Action, to learn how all sectors of the community can contribute to improving school readiness in Durham. This special event features 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.
Monday, July 21st
8:30am – 12:30 pm
The Durham Convention Center
The School Readiness Summit is presented by Durham’s Partnership for Children and Durham Public Schools and is sponsored in part by PNC Bank.
Please indicate on the registration form if you are interested in earning Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) for this event and you will be contacted within one week. The cost of CEU’s for the first 50 registrants will be provided by our sponsors at Discount School Supply and Lakeshore Learning.