Ready for Kindergarten

Get ready!

Melrose Public Schools

We are confident that you and your child will have an outstanding experience. We will help them grow their love of learning, foster a sense of curiosity and become life-long learners. These resources are designed to help families learn together at home and help our young students practice some essential skills to help them successfully transition to Kindergarten. If you have questions about any of the materials, please feel free to contact any of us for assistance.

Thanks for your support,
Dr. Adams, Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning
Ms. Rosso, Franklin Director
Ms. DiCalogero, Hoover Principal
Dr. Goodwin, Horace Mann Principal
Ms. St. George, Lincoln Principal
Ms. Maranto, Roosevelt Principal
Dr. Tracy, Winthrop Principal


Check out these helpful resources!

What Will My Child Learn in Kindergarten?

See the Program of Studies that outlines all of curriculum for kindergarten. 

Readiness Skills

Developing Fine Motor Skills – activities to help hand control and hand eye coordination needed for school.

Getting Ready for Kindergarten Bulletin – A flyer for families

Tips for Parents of Kindergarteners

Social Emotional Learning

Parent Tool Kit for Supporting Social Emotional Learning Ages 5-8

Social Emotional Learning Kindergarten Readiness 


Developing Your Child’s Vocabulary – tips on increasing verbal use of vocabulary

Helping Your Children Become Readers – Early reader tips for the home

Practicing Sight Words at Home – Tips on using the Sight Word cards at home to build automaticity with children recognizing, reading and writing some basic words without decoding or sounding them out

Sight Word Cards – cut them out and use them with the above referenced activities.

Recognizing Upper and Lowercase Letters – Games and ideas on using the upper and lowercase letter cards that are included. Please cut them apart.

Upper and Lowercase letter Cards – cut them out and use with the above referenced games and activities.


Every Child Mathematically Proficient – Tips to build number sense and awareness to be prepared for kindergarten.