Kindergarten Readiness Bags
Learning begins long before a child steps foot into a kindergarten classroom. The Charlotte County Campaign for Grade-Level Reading seeks to develop a strong foundation for our youngest learners through Kindergarten Readiness Bags.
Kindergarten Readiness Bags were created to provide learning support for incoming kindergartners in the months before school begins so that children can start school ready to learn.
Who gets them? All incoming kindergarteners attending public school in Charlotte county.
What’s included in these magical bags?
Two packages of flashcards
Magnetic lowercase alphabet letters
Magnetic uppercase alphabet letters
Kindergarten Readiness Checklists
Information packets about Attendance Works, Vroom, Mind in the Making, and Stronger Me, Stronger We
Josh the Baby Otter book
Magic Postcards – When sent in, the child receives another FREE book for their home library.
How can I help?
Volunteers are needed each February to help assemble the materials into our bright yellow K Bags, package them into individual boxes for area VPKs (preschool providers) and elementary schools, and deliver the boxes to the appropriate locations.
Sign up for any of the following roles:
- assembly line set-up
- labeling of books
- assembly line
- clean-up crew
- packaging of materials
- delivery (choose a location near you!)
When you give one morning to assembling the material for our bright yellow bags, you are joining in the movement to improve kindergarten readiness, grade-level reading rates, and overall educational success of Charlotte County's youngest citizens.
If you are interested in volunteering for 2024 Kindergarten Readiness Bags, click here.
Parents and caregivers:
To learn how to best use the items in your bag, check out this video.
A recap of 2023 Kindergarten Readiness Bag Assembly: