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Linking early learning and elementary learning can help children and families experience smooth transitions and continuity of practice from early learning into the kindergarten year. The Issaquah School District is committed to actively growing our partnerships with community preschools and in-home care providers to support this collaborative vision. Opportunities for involvement and professional development, as well as resources, will be posted to this page below.

Kindergarten Readiness Guide:

Children learn in different ways and at different rates. They come to school with varying skills. The Kindergarten Readiness website highlights some of the skills children need to be prepared for kindergarten. The Kindergarten Readiness Guide has suggestions about ways to work with your child to help them be more prepared and excited for school.

Childfind -

If you have concerns about your child, talk to your preschool teacher, pediatrician, or contact Issaquah ChildFind (Email - or Childfind Intake Line at 425-837-7197.
The Issaquah School District's Childfind Program is designed to locate and offer assistance to infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school-age children, between the ages of birth and 21, who may have developmental delays or learning problems. Early identification of problems can make a big difference in a child's future school success.
Use this link to learn more about age appropriate information: Issaquah Childfind 

Articles of Interest:

  • Leading experts in the field of Early Math have developed the Learning and Teaching with Trajectories website. Here you will find lessons/activities, games, and video clips of major topics in math for children from Birth to 3rd Grade. You can register for free and have access to a wealth of resources and information:
  • Research clearly shows that early math exposure is crucial for later success in math. The following article Why Early Math is Just as Important as Early Reading helps to explain why.
  • A collection of Books to Provide Inspiration!