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Let's Learn Kentucky

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Parents and
caregivers are
a child’s first


Mom with hand puppets and a baby

Child stacking alphabet blocks

of brain growth
happens in the

first 5 years

To prepare for school success,
families are encouraged to:


Kindergarten readiness means children enter school with basic skills that will help them learn and play in the classroom.

Talk together

Kindergarten readiness means children enter school with basic skills, knowledge, and attitudes that will help them learn and play in the classroom. In Kentucky this means that each child enters school ready to engage in and benefit from early learning experiences.

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Count Together

Read, talk, count, play, move, and connect with your child to help them discover the joy of learning. Learning time does not need to be an additional thing on the to-do list. It can occur anytime, anyplace! Let’s Learn resources and activities can be easily integrated into your daily routines to help your child be prepared when they enter kindergarten.

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Connect Together

The CDC defines developmental milestones as skills, such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving goodbye. Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, act, and move. As a parent it’s important to remember you already have what it takes to help your young child learn and grow; children develop at their own pace. 

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Play Together

All children develop at different rates, if your child isn’t yet meeting one of these milestones, that’s okay. The CDC has tips for supporting your child’s development. The CDC or your child’s doctor can help you find out what to do if your child is not meeting the milestone for their age, or if you have concerns.

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Move Together

Whether it’s before beginning kindergarten or at the start of the year, a peek into another child’s day, in a similar setting, can ease children’s anxieties. 

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