In our ongoing effort to ensure that children in Durham County are prepared for success in school, Durham Public Schools and Durham’s Partnership for Children are co-hosting Durham’s 3rd Annual Kindergarten Registration Week, March 25th-31st.
Entering kindergarten is one of the most significant events in a young child’s life, as it sets the tone for his or her entire educational experience and lays the foundation for future success in school. School readiness is everybody’s business, and a smooth transition to kindergarten is a shared responsibility among many individuals and organizations. The first critical step is an easy and early enrollment. When children are registered early, they’re more likely to be in attendance on the first day of school, which has a huge impact on a child’s entire educational career. Early enrollment also supports schools and teachers as they prepare for their incoming classes.
Volunteers will be stationed at grocery stores and local businesses throughout Durham during the weekend (March 25th and March 26th) to distribute resources and information about school registration. During the week (March 27th-March 31st) volunteers will be at the Durham County Department of Public Health (414 E. Main Street), and DPS employees will be at several Durham Housing Authority communities. All children who register or receive registration packets will also get to pick out a free book to take home. We are in need of a large number of volunteers, so we hope you’ll join in the fun and take part in the important work of preparing children for school.
Our goal with Kindergarten Registration Week and all TTK activities is to have high attendance on the first day of school with informed parents, prepared teachers, and happy, excited children. These things all begin with registration. Please support Durham’s young learners by volunteering to help reach families during Kindergarten Registration Week!