Kindergarten Just Around The Corner

Children who turn 5 by July 31 will be heading to kindergarten at Hawaii public schools, and the Windward District DOE wants to help them get ready.

Parent educator Kathy Bentley will lead a free workshop Thursday night to ease the transition. The program, “Preparing for Kindergarten,” is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Ben Parker Elementary School.

Topics include skills needed, activities to prepare your child, how to evaluate readiness and other expectations.

Refreshments and free childcare also will be provided. For more information and to register, call 235-7747.

Co-sponsors are Kamalapua o Ko‘olau and Kaneohe Community Family Center.