Kindergarten Readiness

You are your child’s first teacher and what you do helps your child get ready for kindergarten. Learning begins at birth and children develop many skills during the birth-to-five-year period. Ohio’s Early Learning and Development Standards describe the skills and concepts that are developed during this time that will help your child succeed in school.  The library can help you and your child get ready for kindergarten in many ways!

1k books logo1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Reading with your baby, toddler or preschooler is one of the best ways to prepare your child for success in school. Parents can sign up their children for the program – it’s never too early or too late to start.  Find more information here.


The library offers storytimes and other programs for your babies, toddlers, and preschoolers!  These programs are designed to be fun and to help develop skills from the five domains of early learning.  Stop in any branch or check out our Happenings for more information.

Kindergarten Readiness Stationsfamily using kindergarten readiness station

Kindergarten Readiness Stations are located in every branch and include fun, easy to do activities for a parent and child to enjoy together.  Activities change monthly and focus on a skill from one of the five domains of early learning. Stop in any branch or check out our Happenings for more information.

Early Learning Backpacks

Early Learning Backpack

Early Learning Backpacks are available for checkout at any branch.  They are filled with books, toys, games and activities to make learning fun!  Activities in the backpack are designed to teach concepts children need to know for school success.  See brochure below for more information and a listing of all backpacks available.

Early Learning Backpack Brochure


The Five Domains of Early Learning

Information from the Ohio Department of Education

Ready for Kindergarten Checklist

Frequently Asked Questions About Kindergarten

Kindergarten Readiness Assessment

Resources for Librarians