In our ongoing effort to ensure that children in Durham County are prepared for success in school, the Partnership and Durham Public Schools are co-hosting Durham’s first everKindergarten Registration Week during the Week of the Young Child, April 12th-18th. Our goal for this week is to encourage early enrollment and participation in Transition to Kindergarten activities. We know that attendance on the first day has a huge impact on a child’s entire educational career, and early enrollment allows school and teachers to prepare for their incoming class so that they can best meet each student’s needs. Ultimately, we hope to increase the number of children registered and in school on the first day of kindergarten in 2015!
During Kindergarten Registration Week, we are distributing registration packets to provide parents with all of the information and forms they need to ease the process of registering for school. We’ve taken a multi-pronged approach to reach as many rising kindergartners in the community as possible. In addition to distributing packets to rising kindergartners in DPS classrooms and child care centers, we are also partnering with some wonderful local businesses in order to meet families out in the community.
Volunteers will be stationed at these businesses throughout Durham all week to distribute registration packets to parents of young children. 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.
With your help, we hope to reach thousands of rising kindergartners and their parents and make this inaugural event a huge success!
Please click on this link to sign up to volunteer. Thank you for your help and your commitment to young children in Durham!