Comox Valley early childhood educator Charlene Gray’s idea for Welcome to Kindergarten booklets is spreading to other B.C. elementary schools, according to Comox Valley director of elementary instruction Allan Douglas.
“We gave the template to the Province and now districts all over the province use our template, put their own information in,” Douglas told the Board of Education.
The booklets are tailored to each elementary school, with colour photos and school specific information. When kids come into school for their orientations before they enter kindergarten, they are given a variety of learning resources, and the booklet.
“It’s just a nice little coloured (booklet) of everything they’re going to see at school,” continues Douglas. “Parents tell us by the time children get to kindergarten this (booklet) looks a little tattered because they’ve looked at it so many times.”