Why do I need KinderReady? Sometimes, it's hard to know who to turn to in difficult times. Parenting doesn’t come with a manual and parenting resources aren't always included in school curriculum. There are many questions, concerns and challenges that parents face each day. Having a knowledgeable, trusted coach to turn to during these times can provide much needed relief to stressed families.
Will my family qualify for KinderReady services? Yes! All families and incomes qualify for KinderReady services. We will work with any family regardless of income.
How do private KinderReady coaching sessions work? KinderReady provides services in whatever location that is convenient for you. We’ll meet you at a coffee shop, in your home, or any other reasonable location. We typically meet for 30 minutes unless you request a longer session. If we are working with your child, we will provide services in your home as long as an adult is present. If you prefer, we will make arrangements for an alternate location for the lessons.
What are the Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines and Kindergarten TEKS and why are they important? Per the Texas Education Agency, "Prekindergarten guidelines are aligned with the Kindergarten Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), sequenced to follow child development and give teaching strategies for each of the guidelines. The new guidelines offer educators the information and support to prepare all children for success in Kindergarten.” More information about Texas Prekindergarten guidelines can be found at tea.texas.gov/pkg.aspx.
TEKS are the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills that have been deemed by the State Board of Education as the minimum requirements that each grade level should know. Based on the experience of our teachers and coaches, these skills are extremely rigorous and difficult to master for each grade level including kindergartners. Students that do not have minimum pre-requisites are often not ready and can be overwhelmed by the demanding curriculum.
Is there a contract for KinderReady services? No, there is not a legal contract, however, there is a signed service agreement for KinderReady to provide coaching or training services. For child coaching, parents or guardians are required to provide feedback and history on their child and to agree to parameters surrounding coaching sessions.
How do I pay for coaching sessions? KinderReady provides an initial free consultation. After this initial meeting, KinderReady coaches can accept advance payment by credit card, or check. For their own safety, KinderReady coaches do not accept cash and do not carry cash at any time.
Does a parent have to be present during child coaching sessions? Yes, a parent or an adult over age 18 must be present and visible during sessions. KinderReady coaches do not provide personal care of any kind and reserve the right to cancel or stop a session for personal care reasons or uncooperative behavior. These sessions will be rescheduled.
Do coaching sessions have to take place in my home or can a session be set up in a public location? Coaching sessions for children will be provided in the child’s home or at a location determined by mutual agreement. Coaching or training for adults can be set up at any location for your convenience.
Is there a guarantee for KinderReady services? While KinderReady will do everything to help you succeed with positive parenting experiences, children themselves are always evolving and changing. Therefore, our coaches can offer advice and suggestions to help you lay the foundations, but cannot guarantee success. We offer a full refund if you are unhappy with any of our services.
Does KinderReady work with children with disabilities? Yes, every parent can be supported through the KinderReady program. We have extensive knowledge working with children with many disabilities including speech, autism, dyslexia and have worked with the public schools in ARD and 504 meetings.
Does KinderReady offer daycare services? No, KinderReady does not offer daycare or babysitting services. We offer individual kindergarten preparation coaching sessions for toddlers, preschoolers, and current kindergarten students.