Parenting Education: Entering the World Of Kindergarten

TOPIC: Entering the World Of Kindergarten
Speaker: Joy Brooke
Date & Time: Thursday, 15th January 2015 (7:00pm – 8:30pm)
Location: LWTG Classroom

Kindergarten As parents and caregivers, we all want our children to be successful when they enter the world of Kindergarten. For most children it is their first formal schooling situation in a large building for many hours away from home.

In this presentation, National Board Certified Teacher, Speaker Joy Brooke will discuss ways to support and encourage our children as they enter the magical world of Kindergarten. She will cover the following topics:

  • What does my child need to know before he/she enters Kindergarten?
  • How do I know if my child is ready for Kindergarten socially, emotionally, and academically?
  • How do I choose between full day vs. half day programs?
  • How do I choose between private vs. public?
  • How can I help make this transition a joyful experience for my child?
Speaker Joy Brooke
Speaker Joy Brooke

Mrs. Joy Brooke is the first and most important teacher of her seven-year-old son and six year-old daughter. She resides in Kirkland, Washington with her husband and two children.

Mrs. Brooke is a National Board Certified teacher in Literacy: Reading-Language Arts/Early and Middle Childhood. She is currently working on her Doctorate of Education at Seattle University in Education Leadership. She holds a B.A. in Educational Studies and a M.A. in Educational Policy and Management from the University of Oregon and endorsements in Early Childhood Special Education, English Language Learners, and Reading K-8. She is Co-Chair of First Book- Seattle, which gives books to children who need them most.

She also writes a column in the Kirkland Reporter called, Ask Mrs. Brooke. For more information, visit Joy’s website, follow “Ask Mrs.Brooke” on Facebook and Twitter, or email her at with any questions regarding your child’s learning.

Image and bio courtesy of Mrs. Brooke.