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.
The Daisy Launch program is designed to give your Pre-K girl a chance to participate in activities and experience all the fun and adventure that await her as a Girl Scout Daisy. 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.
Girl Scout Daisies try lots of new things, but the thing they do best is have fun! Download the FREE Family Activity Booklet and start her journey today.
Make New Friends
Your little girl is about to take a BIG step! Let Girl Scouts stand with you to support and inspire her as she makes new friends, meet new teachers, and test out new ideas. Our girl-centered kindergarten readiness series Make New Friends is free and open to any girl entering kindergarten this fall. This is a four-part virtual series hosted weekly on Tuesday (Group A) or Thursday (Group B) evenings at 6:30 p.m. MT.
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.
Discover Girl Scouts Virtual Open Houses
Discover Girl Scouts Virtual Meetups
Girl Scouting at Home