Ready, Set, Kindergarten program (RSK) provides parents with the tools needed to advocate for their children. Since 2017, RSK has educated a coalition of parents committed to the inclusion of their children with Down syndrome in general education classrooms. Parents meet once a month for six months during the year before their children start Kindergarten to educate themselves, strategize, and form a support network. Once these students enter Kindergarten, the parents will continue to offer support, idea sharing and problem solving to ensure students are receiving an inclusive education.
RSK is facilitated by volunteers Erin Klones and Courtney Criss. Erin and Courtney are passionate about inclusion in school and both have children with Down syndrome who will be included in general education kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year. They will share their personal experiences in advocating for their children as well as provide informative textbooks and guest speakers at RSK meetings.
Ready, Set, Kindergarten 2019-2020 Times, Dates, Location and Cost
When: Saturdays, October 12, November 9, January 18, February 22, March 28, and April 18 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Where: To Be Determined but will most likely be in the Seattle/Eastside area
Cost: $100 to cover the cost of the materials and speakers
A limited number of scholarships are available for up to half of the class fee. Program is free to the participant who is able to host the six sessions at his/her home. Email Erin Klones for if interested in hosting.
Registration deadline: August 15, 2019
Payment deadline: September 15, 2019
For more information about Ready, Set, Kindergarten, please email Erin Klones.