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First Lady Tracey Quillen Carney Launches Statewide Kindergarten Registration Campaign

Featured Posts | Governor John Carney | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2018



NEW CASTLE, Del. – On Thursday, First Lady Tracey Quillen Carney launched Delaware’s first statewide kindergarten registration campaign to highlight the importance of supporting Delaware’s youngest learners. The campaign, also led by Delaware Readiness Teams, encourages families and caregivers to register students for kindergarten and helps guide them through the process.

“I am proud to be honorary chair of the first-ever Delaware kindergarten registration campaign,” said First Lady Tracey Quillen Carney. “This campaign aligns with the First Chance Delaware initiative, which was created to give every child in Delaware the best possible chance to succeed. We all know that the best chance is the first chance – the best chance is a good start. And there’s nowhere that a good start matters more than in school.”

One of Governor John Carney’s top priorities is making sure every third grader is reading at grade level, to set them up for future success. This effort starts with high quality early education, and late kindergarten registrations can hinder this important work.

“All Delaware children deserve the opportunity to realize their full potential in school, and kindergarten registration is an important early step in a child’s education,” said Governor Carney. “This kindergarten registration collaboration between First Chance Delaware and Delaware Readiness Teams will be a win-win-win for families, schools, and most importantly, Delaware’s children.”

This year’s kindergarten registration will include new questions about pre-kindergarten experiences, which will help inform the registration process.

“Our school chiefs have all committed to adding these three common questions to their local kindergarten registration packets so we as a state can better understand how children’s early childhood experiences prepare them for school,” said Susan Bunting, Secretary of the Delaware Department of Education. “Coupled with the results of the Delaware Early Learner Survey, this information will help our K-12 schools and the early childhood education programs in their communities partner to better prepare children to arrive in kindergarten ready for success.”

“Kindergarten registration in Delaware can be a notoriously confusing process for families, with piles of paperwork and varying deadlines around the state,” said Diane Frentzel, program manager for Delaware Readiness Teams. “But starting kindergarten on time is super important for getting kids off on the right track. It’s why the Delaware Readiness Teams are working diligently in communities getting the right information in the hands of families and providers.”

All three counties will host family engagement events throughout Kindergarten Registration Month this November. Families and caregivers of children who will be 5 years old by August 31st are encouraged to register their student for kindergarten as soon as possible.

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Additional information about First Chance DE

First Lady Tracey Quillen Carney is leading the First Chance Delaware initiative, which was launched in April 2018. The goal of this initiative is to ensure that all of Delaware’s children have a “first chance” to succeed.

First Chance Delaware encourages public, private, non-profit, philanthropic, business entities and community partnerships that work to:

  • End childhood hunger and expand access to nutritious food for low-income children
  • Promote learning readiness through literacy, health, and parent-child engagement programs
  • Advance the recognition of and effective response to adverse childhood experiences

First Chance is a vehicle to recognize and to facilitate effective partnerships, to share research and best practices, and to promote awareness of opportunities to collaborate in support of Delaware’s children.

Additional information about Delaware Readiness Teams

The Delaware Readiness Teams are a statewide grassroots initiative aimed at helping children from birth through age eight get ready for school and life. The teams focus on early learning, healthy children and successful transitions, hoping every child will enter school ready and eager to learn.

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First Lady Tracey Quillen Carney Launches Statewide Kindergarten Registration Campaign

Featured Posts | Governor John Carney | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2018



NEW CASTLE, Del. – On Thursday, First Lady Tracey Quillen Carney launched Delaware’s first statewide kindergarten registration campaign to highlight the importance of supporting Delaware’s youngest learners. The campaign, also led by Delaware Readiness Teams, encourages families and caregivers to register students for kindergarten and helps guide them through the process.

“I am proud to be honorary chair of the first-ever Delaware kindergarten registration campaign,” said First Lady Tracey Quillen Carney. “This campaign aligns with the First Chance Delaware initiative, which was created to give every child in Delaware the best possible chance to succeed. We all know that the best chance is the first chance – the best chance is a good start. And there’s nowhere that a good start matters more than in school.”

One of Governor John Carney’s top priorities is making sure every third grader is reading at grade level, to set them up for future success. This effort starts with high quality early education, and late kindergarten registrations can hinder this important work.

“All Delaware children deserve the opportunity to realize their full potential in school, and kindergarten registration is an important early step in a child’s education,” said Governor Carney. “This kindergarten registration collaboration between First Chance Delaware and Delaware Readiness Teams will be a win-win-win for families, schools, and most importantly, Delaware’s children.”

This year’s kindergarten registration will include new questions about pre-kindergarten experiences, which will help inform the registration process.

“Our school chiefs have all committed to adding these three common questions to their local kindergarten registration packets so we as a state can better understand how children’s early childhood experiences prepare them for school,” said Susan Bunting, Secretary of the Delaware Department of Education. “Coupled with the results of the Delaware Early Learner Survey, this information will help our K-12 schools and the early childhood education programs in their communities partner to better prepare children to arrive in kindergarten ready for success.”

“Kindergarten registration in Delaware can be a notoriously confusing process for families, with piles of paperwork and varying deadlines around the state,” said Diane Frentzel, program manager for Delaware Readiness Teams. “But starting kindergarten on time is super important for getting kids off on the right track. It’s why the Delaware Readiness Teams are working diligently in communities getting the right information in the hands of families and providers.”

All three counties will host family engagement events throughout Kindergarten Registration Month this November. Families and caregivers of children who will be 5 years old by August 31st are encouraged to register their student for kindergarten as soon as possible.

###

Additional information about First Chance DE

First Lady Tracey Quillen Carney is leading the First Chance Delaware initiative, which was launched in April 2018. The goal of this initiative is to ensure that all of Delaware’s children have a “first chance” to succeed.

First Chance Delaware encourages public, private, non-profit, philanthropic, business entities and community partnerships that work to:

  • End childhood hunger and expand access to nutritious food for low-income children
  • Promote learning readiness through literacy, health, and parent-child engagement programs
  • Advance the recognition of and effective response to adverse childhood experiences

First Chance is a vehicle to recognize and to facilitate effective partnerships, to share research and best practices, and to promote awareness of opportunities to collaborate in support of Delaware’s children.

Additional information about Delaware Readiness Teams

The Delaware Readiness Teams are a statewide grassroots initiative aimed at helping children from birth through age eight get ready for school and life. The teams focus on early learning, healthy children and successful transitions, hoping every child will enter school ready and eager to learn.

print

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