The Blue Mountain eagle. (John Day, Or.) 1972-current, July 03, 2019, Page A10, Image 10

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Blue Mountain Eagle
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
JULY 2019
Kindergarten marks the start of a child’s formal education. A child’s
first school experiences can influence the way he or she relates to others
for the rest of life. Success or failure at this stage can affect a child’s well-
being, self-esteem and motivation. As a result, it’s important to make
sure that when your child begins school he or she is developmentally
ready to learn and participate in classroom activities. How well is your
child able to communicate and listen? Is your child able to get along with
other children and adults?
Use your own intuition as a parent and consult your child’s doctor,
preschool teacher, home visitors and any other child care providers or
Early Intervention Specialist for useful, objective information about your
child’s development and readiness for school. If you need information
about childcare or Preschool programs contact the Childcare Resource
and Referral Specialist, Megan Brandsma at 541-575-1112.
What Parents Can Do
• Encourage the development of basic skills: read to your child,
recognizing letters and shapes, rhyming, sing songs, and play games
• Encourage socialization
• Talk about kindergarten, attend school transition events, kindergarten
• Keep your child healthy: Get immunizations up to date, serve nutritious
meals, make sure your child gets enough sleep
• Expose your child to learning experiences: preschool, museum visits,
play groups
• Be a part of your child’s education: volunteer in your child’s classroom,
ask for a teacher home visit, review the ASQ screening with your doctor,
good communication with your school
Preschool Programs 3-5 Year Olds
Prairie City School District
740 Overholt St.
541 820-3314
Long Creek School District
375 E. Main Street
541 421-3896
Umatilla-Morrow Head Start
In the Families First Bldg.
401 S Canyon Blvd, John Day
541 575-1429
Bright Beginnings
249 N Humbolt, Canyon City
541 575-0166
Dayville School District
285 Schoolhouse Rd.
541 987-2412
Monument School District
127 North Street
541 934-2646
Sonshine Christian School
Church of the Nazarene
521 E Main St. John Day
541 575-1895
ECSE Preschool
Humbolt School, John Day
541 575-0454
Infant Toddler Care Program
The Growing Tree Infant Toddler Care, 404 NW Canton St. in John Day, 541 575-0888
Little Sprouts Day Care, 227 Nw. 2 nd Ave., John Day, 541 974-8760
Please contact the above listed school districts and Humbolt Elementary school (541
575-0454) to register your child for kindergarten as soon as possible.
This page is sponsored by the Frontier Early Learning Hub