Help her have a smooth first day by making sure she can move freely in her outfit. Kindergarten is a place to play, run, climb, and learn, so the fancy dress you bought last week might be best left at home. Make sure she can put on and take off her own shoes and coat. Avoid putting her in anything with complicated closures (multiple zippers, toggles, or buttons can be tricky for little ones) and opt for leggings over tights, as tights can get snagged on the playground or slip down and cause discomfort through the day.
Girls Entering Kindergarten
You want the best for your girl, and so do we. Whether she is just getting ready to enter kindergarten or she’s already there, Girl Scouts Daisies can expand her world outside of school.
As a Girl Scout Daisy in kindergarten and first grade, she’ll unleash her imagination to try a wide variety of new and exciting things. She’ll make friends, grow in confidence, and build skills that will help her in school and beyond.
Ready, Set, Kindergarten Virtual Series
Ready, Set, Kindergarten is a fun, four-part virtual series designed to boost Pre-K girls’ social skills and self-confidence while she learns how to focus and thrive in her new Kindergarten classroom. This series allows her to connect with the same friends each week, as well as Girl Scouts staff and volunteers who lead her through sessions around language & literacy, cognition, approaches to learning, and social and emotional learning.
Held Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., this free program is designed to fit into your family's busy schedule. Choose the series and sessions that work for you! Girls can attend any session in any series; girls do not need to attend sessions in order or all sessions in a series.
Once registered, you will receive a link to the Zoom meeting and any details about supplies needed (supplies will be simple household items). You only need to register once.
This series is open to all girls and their families heading into kindergarten this fall —a Girl Scout membership is not required. Invite a friend to join the fun with your girl—the more the merrier!
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Raising Awesome Girls
Raising girls to be happy, healthy, and successful is simpler than ever with help from Girl Scouts. As the largest leadership development organization for girls in the United States, we're proud to be a thought leader for all parents raising up the next generation of girls and young women. From knowing how much to help with her homework to navigating sensitive issues in the news with your family, we've got everything you need to raise girls with confidence.
How to Get Her Ready for Kindergarten
Pencils, backpacks, and school buses. New friends, new teachers and a brand new schedule to learn. Starting school brings a lot of change for both you and your girl. But there are a few simple things you can do to help her walk through doors that first day not only ready to learn—but to go in with a big smile and a sense of confidence.
Here are five ways to prepare her for a happy, safe, and fun start to her first school year.
1. Dress her for success
2. Be a tourist
3. Get her talking
4. Do a practice run
5. Celebrate her friendship skills
To Learn More
If you would like to learn more and even sample what it's like to be a Girl Scout, there are various opportunities available to you.
Girl Scouting at Home