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Starting school can be an exciting, but often stressful, transition for a young child. Whether a child is heading off to preschool, child care, or kindergarten for the first time in September, parents want to know that their child is ready for this big transition and off to a good start.

Parents are a child's first and most important teacher. Preparation for success in school begins at birth - by talking, playing, singing, and reading with your child. Through healthy and predictable daily routines, caring adults, and an early literacy-rich environment, children can build the skills they need to become successful readers and learners for life. Several websites are dedicated to helping ensure that children get the start they deserve in life. A few resources online include:

Alsea School District
Home of the Alsea School District website. Resources for parents and students.

Corvallis School District
Home of the Corvallis School District website. Resources for parents and students.

Foundation for Early Learning (WA state)
Resources for parents interested in providing early learning experiences for their young child. Booklets to download on getting school ready, ways to encourage learning, and more. Links to other Northwest early learning campaigns, such as Born Learning and Thrive by Five.

Homeschooling Resources
Resources for parents interested in homeschooling.

Monroe School District
Home of the Monroe School District website. Resources for parents and students.

Philomath School District
Home of the Philomath School District Website. Resources for parents and students.

National Education Association - Help for Parents
NEA and other resources for parents' involvement in their child's education.

Oregon Department of Education
Information for parents on districts, curriculum and instruction, family involvement and more.

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