Getting ready for kindergarten: Online information, resources and tools available


Kindergarten is an exciting time in the lives of young children and their families. This critical year introduces children to the world of formal schooling and can have a lasting impression that sets the stage for future school and learning experiences. Schools are preparing now for kindergarten registration events. The Department encourages families to learn about kindergarten entrance requirements and options.

The Office of Early Learning and School Readiness is a valuable source of tools, information and resources for both families and educators getting ready for kindergarten, including:

  • Kindergarten entrance FAQs;
  • Development information important to helping young children;
  • Strategies and recommendations to improve kindergarten readiness; and
  • Learning more about Ohio’s Kindergarten Readiness Assessment.
Email the Office of Early Learning and School Readiness or call (614) 752-1151 for answers to other  questions or for additional resources to prepare for kindergarten.