Preparing Your Child for School
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Preparing Your Child for School

How tiny changes to your family routine will help your child build a strong foundation for academic success.
4.8 (11 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
678 students enrolled
Last updated 5/2015
Price: $25
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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
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  • Print the "skills and concepts checklist" available in the course introduction lesson supplemental materials

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.

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.)
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Curriculum For This Course
23 Lectures
Course Introduction
1 Lecture 05:36

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

Preview 05:36
Academic and Cognitive Development
4 Lectures 09:21

Section introduction to define "Academic and Cognitive" development

Introduction to Academic and Cognitive Development

Teach your child how to improve long-term memory

Retaining personal information in long-term memory

Teach your child how to process and sequence information

Preview 03:24

Teach your child how to plan and solve problems

Problem Solving

Academic and Cognitive quiz
3 questions
5 Lectures 14:34

Section introduction

Mathematics Introduction

Teach your child how to sort items and recognize repeating patterns

Patterns and Sorting

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


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

Match a number to a quantity

Begin to introduce basic arithmetic.


Mathematics quiz
3 questions
4 Lectures 13:07

Define literacy and session introduction

Introduction to Literacy

Help your child begin to develop a strong foundation for reading


Begin teaching how to recognize written letters.

Sight recognition of letters

Helping your child understand the written word has meaning.

Preview 03:08

Literacy quiz
3 questions
Language Development
4 Lectures 12:59

Introduction to speaking and listening.

Introduction to Language Development

Help your child improve their speech.

Speech Sounds

How to help your child develop a rich and robust vocabulary


Help your child speak well, so anyone can understand.

Fluency and Articulation

Language Development quiz
3 questions
Physical Development
3 Lectures 12:38

Learn the academic importance of physical development

Introduction to Physical Development

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

Gross Motor Skills

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

Preview 05:32

Physical Development quiz
3 questions
Social and Emotional Development
1 Lecture 07:56

Send your child to school with appropriate social and emotional development

Social and Emotional Development

Social and Emotional Development quiz
3 questions
Course Conclusion
1 Lecture 02:21

Learn about your Pre-K options and course conclusion

Course Conclusion
About the Instructor
Bluegrass Learning Services
4.4 Average rating
19 Reviews
1,608 Students
3 Courses
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.