School Readiness

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Vision Statement

Our goal is to assist parents, guardians, preschools, and childcare providers with the knowledge, skills, and tools they need to effectively mold preschool students into lifelong learners who are adequately prepared for kindergarten and beyond.

Who We Are and What We Do

The School Readiness team consists of four members–an Early Learning Specialist, a School Readiness Nurse, a Learning Link Teacher, and a State Preschool Coordinator. We are in place to provide a ...more

Upcoming Community Training

None Upcoming

Kindergarten Readiness

Click HERE to view the Kindergarten Readiness Booklet.

Web Sites and Apps

*Animatch: This matching game features around 30 farm and safari animal cards to flip and match just like the memory game without the hassle of losing the cards. When kids succeed at a match, they'll hear cool animal sounds and see the animals do a cute jiggle. This app helps with developing concentration, memorization, and cognitive skills. (We also suggest playing the real version of memory with your child. This one is just portable.)

*Bed Time math: or you can get the app for your smart phone.

Bed time math is appropriate for 3-year-olds. It is a daily word problem that is leveled. It provides background information for the problem as well as instant feedback with the correct answer. I recommend working through the problems together. It is a great set-up for Common Core and understanding how to solve problems.

*PBS Kids Video: This app has many PBS videos available for your child to watch on the go; be mindful that not all PBS kids' shows are suitable for all ages. Some of the shows are for older children (4-6).

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School Readiness Programs (Ages 0-5)

The Early Learning Specialist is available to assist parents, guardians, preschools, and childcare providers with the knowledge, skills, and tools they need to effectively mold preschool students into lifelong learners who are adequately prepared for kindergarten and beyond. There is a regularly updated website with information.  There is also a district-wide kindergarten registration meeting in February, 2017. Additional trainings will be provided throughout the year.  Individual conferences are also available on an as needed basis.  We also provide health and development screenings.  

For more information regarding school readiness, please contact Amy Shultz at

Contact Information

Amy Shultz, MS Ed.

Early Learning Specialist

714-990-7581 (best option)

Theresia Guillow, RN, PHN

School Readiness Nurse

714-990-7581 (best option)

Penny Andrews, BA Child Development

Coordinator of State Preschool

714-990-7549 (best option)

Laurel Tetreault

Learning Link Instructor

Newsletter and Nurse's Corner

Ideas for Family Activities

The following are links to some blogs that highlight activities for families.

There may be a fee for some, others may be free. 

Family friendly events and activities in Rowland heights, La Habra, Brea

Suggestions for Family Activities


Holiday Celebrations

Everyone is familiar with the major holidays, like St. Patrick's Day or Independence Day; however there are a lot of "holidays" that are not as significant, yet can be fun to celebrate with your child. These holidays range from penguin day to hamburger day. These days can create a lot of fun, teachable moments. Each month I will highlight one holiday and give some suggestions of how you and your child can celebrate the day. The most recent holiday will be at the top of the list.

February 11th- Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk Day

February 26th-Tell a Fairy Tale Day


May 10th-Clean Your Room Day

April 25th-World Penguin Day (January 20th is Penguin Awareness Day)

March 30th-Take a Walk in the Park Day

January 24th-Compliment Day

December 27th-Snowflake Day

November 15th-Clean Your Refrigerator Day

October 28th-World Pasta Day

September 19th-Talk Like a Pirate Day

September 28th-National Good Neighbor Day


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