A Discussion for Preschool Parents


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Learn how to determine if your child is ready to move on to pre-kindergarten or kindergarten, how to make that transition seamless, and what to look for in your child’s next school.

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Preschool to Kindergarten: Is Your Child Ready? How do You Know?

Date:   Wednesday, April 27

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Location: The Fessenden School

Hart House (Admissions Building)
250 Waltham Street
West Newton, MA 02465

This event is open to the public and free of charge. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Please visit fessenden.org/kinlan or call 617-964-5350 to reserve your seat.

Preschool to Kindergarten: Is Your Child Ready? How do You Know?

As a parent of a preschooler, you have so many questions about the next step in your child’s educational and developmental journey:

  • How can I tell if my child is ready for pre-K or kindergarten?
  • How do I choose the best fit for my child’s learning style and personality, when both are still emerging?
  • What can I do to nurture his/her readiness to transition from preschool to school?

Join us on Wednesday, April 27, from 9:30-10:30 a.m., for coffee and conversation with early childhood development expert Carol Kinlan. Carol is a leading educational consultant with McMillan, Howland & Spence of Boston, and specializes in helping parents of children ages two through six navigate their child’s early educational path.

You Will Learn:

  • The five signs your child is ready to move from preschool to pre-K or kindergarten
  • The keys to preparing your child for the next step in his/her educational journey
  • How to choose the pre-K or kindergarten that is the best fit for your child and your family

Following the discussion, you will have the opportunity to tour Fessenden’s Pre-K/K center, talk to teachers, and see the students in action. We know how busy parents of young children are, so this part of the program is completely optional.

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With key insights into how to determine your child’s readiness to move beyond preschool, how to make that transition seamless, and what to look for in your child’s next school, parents will leave with a solid plan on how to navigate the next steps on your child’s educational path.  

Carol Kinlan is dynamic speaker who has extensive knowledge of our local public and private school systems and has been helping parents make the best educational choices for their children for over 25 years. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear her practical and actionable advice. Reserve your seat today!

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Suzanne Murphy at 617-964-5350 or smurphy@fessenden.org.

Hope to see you there,

Your friends at The Fessenden School

 

P.S. All pre-registered attendees will be entered into a drawing for a “Fessy Fun Pack” which includes:

  • An adorable Fessy Teddy Bear for your child;
  • A BPA-free Fessy water bottle for you; and
  • A copy of The Way of Boys: Promoting the Social and Emotional Development of Young Boys, to share with your partner or favorite playgroup parent.

Preschool to Kindergarten: Is Your Child Ready? How do You Know?

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About the Speaker

Carol A. Kinlan, M.Ed., M.B.A., Educational Consultant McMillan, Howland & Spence

Carol is a leading educational consultant with McMillan, Howland & Spence of Boston who enjoys working with students of all ages, from pre-kindergarten through college, and specializes in school placement for children ages two through six. She holds a master’s degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education’s Mind, Brain and Education Department and worked in private schools for many years as a learning specialist. Her intimate knowledge of our local public and private school systems, combined with her expertise in child development and early childhood literacy, has made her an invaluable resource for parents in the Boston area and a highly sought-after speaker across the United States.  

About The Fessenden School

The Fessenden School, located in West Newton, MA, is a private boys’ day school, Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 9, which offers boarding options for Grades 5-9. For more than 100 years, The Fessenden School has provided state-of-the-art facilities, curriculum, and programs specifically designed to meet the educational needs of boys.

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