Preparing Your Child for School

How tiny changes to your family routine will help your child build a strong foundation for academic success.
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  • Lectures 23
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 2/2015 English

Course Description

Teach your child everything they need to know prior to entering kindergarten. Preparing your Child for School includes 23 video lessons, two print articles and a printable checklist of skills. You will learn:

  • What the school expects your child to know BEFORE the first day of school
  • Why those skills are important to your child’s future academic success
  • Activities to use with your child that are easy, fun and won’t disrupt your busy family schedule.

Learn how to help your child enter school ready for success.

Many parents receive the first report back from the school and are surprised to learn what was expected of their child. After taking this class you will send your child to school ready to learn.

In the United States, less than half of students enter school “kindergarten ready.” We evaluated school readiness tests from around the country. You will learn what’s tested, why your child must master the skills and concepts, and activities to help them quickly learn. It’s all designed to be simple for your family, and fun for your child.

After taking this class, you will be able to help your children with their:

  • Academic and Cognitive Development
  • Mathematics
  • Literacy
  • Language Development
  • Physical Development
  • Social and Emotional Development

You will also learn when you should be concerned about your child's progress, and where you can go for help.

Your instructor for this class is National Board Certified Teacher and Bluegrass Learning Senior Education Specialist Bobbie Noall. Bobbie has more than 15 years of classroom teaching experience. The class is designed for busy parents and is also beneficial for any caregiver (grandparent or babysitter) who spends large amounts of time with children from birth-5 years of age.

What are the requirements?

  • Print the "skills and concepts checklist" available in the course introduction lesson supplemental materials

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand the skills and concepts your child will need upon entering kindergarten
  • Know why these skills are important and how they impact future academic success
  • Make small changes to your family routine to help teach your child these skills and concepts
  • Know when and where to go for help if you have concerns about your child's developmental progress

Who is the target audience?

  • Parents of children from birth to 5 years of age
  • Anyone who provides frequent care for young children (Babysitters, grandparents, etc.)

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Course Introduction

Meet your instructor and learn what is included in this course.

Section 2: Academic and Cognitive Development

Section introduction to define "Academic and Cognitive" development


Teach your child how to improve long-term memory


Teach your child how to process and sequence information


Teach your child how to plan and solve problems

Academic and Cognitive quiz
3 questions
Section 3: Mathematics

Section introduction


Teach your child how to sort items and recognize repeating patterns


Teach your child how to count in fun and painless ways.


Help your child understand higher level math concepts, beyond counting.


Begin to introduce basic arithmetic.

Mathematics quiz
3 questions
Section 4: Literacy

Define literacy and session introduction


Help your child begin to develop a strong foundation for reading


Begin teaching how to recognize written letters.


Helping your child understand the written word has meaning.

Literacy quiz
3 questions
Section 5: Language Development

Introduction to speaking and listening.


Help your child improve their speech.


How to help your child develop a rich and robust vocabulary


Help your child speak well, so anyone can understand.

Language Development quiz
3 questions
Section 6: Physical Development

Learn the academic importance of physical development


Help your child develop the large muscle groups of the body.


Teaching your child lessons that will improve hand eye coordination and refine small muscle movements

Physical Development quiz
3 questions
Section 7: Social and Emotional Development

Send your child to school with appropriate social and emotional development

Social and Emotional Development quiz
3 questions
Section 8: Course Conclusion

Learn about your Pre-K options and course conclusion

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Instructor Biography

Bluegrass Learning Services, Certified and experienced teachers helping parents and students enjoy success.

Bluegrass Learning Services has a mission to provide affordable online courses, private tutoring and test prep classes for lifelong learners of all ages. We are located in Bowling Green, KY. and are staffed by a team of highly qualified and experienced teachers and school administrators.

Our employees have extensive direct teaching experience in the classroom and hold advanced teaching certifications. Many have been recognized for excellence in teaching by local, state and national organizations. They have the knowledge, training and experience to create customized learning solutions for every student.

We currently employ seven teachers who combine for over 120 years of classroom teaching experience in PreK-12 public schools, colleges and universities.

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