Early Childhood Resources
Information for families regarding preschool and early education
Ideas for parents to encourage language development and reading
Illinois Early Learning Standards
Standards and benchmarks outlining appropriate expectations for three and four year old learners
Tip Sheets available for families regarding child development and early learning
The education of children is a joint partnership between the home and school. District 186 kindergarten teachers have prepared the attached list to assist families in knowing some basic skills that will lay a foundation for the good kindergarten teaching to come. It is to your child’s advantage to have the skills listed prior to entering kindergarten. You can help your child discover the success and enjoyment of learning as you work together on these skills. Enjoy your children!