For Families

As a parent, we know it is important to understand what the Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program (VKRP) is and how it can make a difference for your child. VKRP is an initiative focused on building a more comprehensive understanding of school readiness and success. VKRP helps to support our understanding of school readiness in four key areas: literacy, mathematics, social skills, and self-regulation.

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Resources for Families

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Fall Family Resource

The Fall family resource packet has valuable information to support your child’s skills across the school year.

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Spring Family Resource Packet

The Spring family resource packet has valuable information to help your child prepare for 1st grade.

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Supporting Readiness Skills at Home

A number of reputable resources that provide great ideas for supporting early readiness skills at home.

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How We Measure Readiness Skills

VKRP measures children’s early mathematics, self-regulation, and social skills to complement Virginia’s existing assessment of literacy skills (PALS).

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Why We Measure Readiness Skills

Research shows that an emphasis on supporting both academic and social-emotional skills are essential for children’s success in school and life.