READY! for Kindergarten

Is your child ready for kindergarten?

Kennewick School District, in partnership with The Children's Reading Foundation of the Mid-Columbia, is offering FREE parent workshops.

Reserve your spot today!

What to Expect

  • Learn simple activities that make learning at home fun and easy
  • FREE to families within the Kennewick School District ($86 for non-residents)
  • FREE licensed child care while you attend workshops
  • All parents of children BIRTH TO FIVE YEARS OLD are welcome
  • Receive FREE toys and books to share with your child

Upcoming Workshops

  • Saturday, April 16 at the Fruitland Building, 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Monday, April 18 at the Fruitland Building, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (SPECIAL NEEDS ONLY)
  • Tuesday, April 19 at Canyon View Elementary, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 21 at Ridge View Elementary, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 23 at the Fruitland Building, 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Monday, April 25 at Vista Elementary, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday. April 27 at Edison Elementary, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

*Plan on arriving 30 minutes early to your first class.

Spanish Speaking Only 

  • Saturday, March 19 at Amistad Elementary, 10-11:30 a.m. (SPANISH SPEAKING ONLY)
  • Tuesday, March 22 at Amistad Elementary, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (SPANISH SPEAKING ONLY)
  • Monday, April 18 at Fruitland Building, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (AUTISM - SPANISH SPEAKING)

Winter Quarter Make-Up Only

  • Saturday, April 30 at the Fruitland Building, 10-11:30 a.m.


Call (509) 222-5035.

Parents are a child's most powerful teacher

The READY! for Kindergarten program is designed to help parent participants prepare children with the early learning skills needed to start and stay at grade level throughout their scholastic career. You, the parent or caregiver, are your child's most powerful teacher.

With READY! for Kindergarten you plant the seeds for success in school and a lifelong love of learning for your child. Kennewick School District partners with The Children's Reading Foundation of the Mid-Columbia to offer READY! for Kindergarten classes for parents throughout the year.

READY! for Kindergarten classes encourage parents to talk, sing, read and play with their child in simple ways that foster essential pre-literacy, pre-math and social-emotional skills. Age-appropriate activities are designed to begin at birth and continue through age five. The curriculum is based on current research and replicates what parents and educators of successful students have done for years.

Parents and caregivers choose from one of five classes depending on their child's age and attend sessions three times per year. Each class is a 90-minute interactive lesson led by a trained instructor. The targets, materials and tools used in class are available to participants to take home and use with their child as they determine, based on their child's personality, abilities and interests, and their family's values and culture.

Program Contacts

Cindy Skinner
Ready! for Kindergarten Coordinator
(509) 222-5035