Kindergarten Readiness

 2015  2016  2017  
 Number  % meeting  Number  % meeting  Number  % meeting  Benchmark
 233 79% 205 74%  220 77.2%  13+ uppercase 
 209 71%  185 66.8%   201 70.5%  13+ lowercase 
 152 52%  151  54.5%  155 54.4%   8+ letter sounds
 152 52%  149  53.8%  147 52%  All 3 benchmarks 

Here are some strategies we implemented:
  • Quarterly meetings between Tilden Pre-kindergarten teachers and Hastings elementary kindergarten teachers to discuss kindergarten readiness
  • Tilden preschool targeted instruction to letter recognition
  • Hastings Community Education hosted a session for community pre-school and home daycare providers to learn more about what "Kindergarten Readiness" means in Hastings
  • Small group of District 200 Leaders attended Pre K to 3 workshop
  • Initiated Kindergarten Readiness leadership team to begin in 2017-2018.