Get Ready for Kindergarten

Kindergarten Readiness Resources

MNPS wants to help get your family ready for kindergarten! Take a look at these tools designed to support your student and family.

  • MNPS Kindergarten Readiness Newsletter: The monthly newsletter linked on this page provides families information and tips to get ready for kindergarten.

  • Kindergarten Readiness Tip Sheet: Tips and activities that you can do at home and prior to kindergarten.

  • Welcome to Kindergarten Guide: The guide provides information for incoming kindergarten families to get ready for school, includes information on the kindergarten program, school resources and a countdown to school guide.

  • ParentPowered (Formerly Ready4K): ParentPowered delivers weekly text messages in English or Spanish with fun facts and tips to provide families with simple, engaging activities to help your child continue to learn and grow. The resource is available through a partnership with the Tennessee Department of Education and the Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation.

    MNPS families with students in grades Pre-K through 5 will automatically be enrolled in this service based on information provided through the MNPS Family Portal. Once you receive the first text, you may opt out of ParentPowered by texting STOP to 70138. For more information visit the Ready4K program overview.

Countdown to Kindergarten

For at home activities and additional resources visit the Countdown to Kindergarten section.