Summary

The Welcome To Kindergarten (WTK) program offers pre-kindergarten household learning materials to help parents prepare young children for entry into school. Preparation materials help parents teach children communication and learning skills, like home-based reading, to improve children’s ability to adapt to the school envrionment. Evidence suggests that the best school readiness programming is characterized by universality and inclusiveness, and successful programs support parents, caregivers and family members in positive interactions with children during the early years.