Kindergarten Readiness Forum for Families

kindergarten 2The Children’s Museum of Richmond is partnering with Collegiate School and Henrico County Public Schools to host a discussion designed to help parents of current preschoolers make the best decisions about getting their preschoolers ready for kindergarten, and beyond.

If you have questions such as what should you be doing to “get it right” as you prepare to send your little ones to kindergarten, or whether what worked for your first child will be the best fit for your second, or whether your child is developmentally ready to start school, don’t miss this opportunity to hear from experts in kindergarten readiness and what yields long-term school success.

The Children’s Museum of Richmond in Short Pump (2200 Old Brick Road in West Broad Village, directly across from Whole Foods) is hosting Central Virginia’s only public Kindergarten Readiness Forum for preschool parents on April 12th from 10:00am to 11:30am.  Childcare will be available for pre-registered attendees.  The forum is free to the public.

The forum will be moderated by Liz Pearce, The Children’s Museum’s Director of Parent Engagement, and include Dr. Cheryl Thomas, Director of Elementary Education, Henrico County Public Schools and Amanda Surgner, Vice President of Advancement and Director of Admission for Collegiate School. The focused discussion will include the following topics:

  • Making intentional choices about a school or program
  • The process of choosing a school
  • The role of parents and families around kindergarten readiness
  • Factors to consider for school placement

“We hear frequently from parents searching for help matching Central Virginia’s educational options with their individual child’s needs,” said Karen Coltrane, president and CEO of the Children’s Museum of Richmond. “So we are thrilled to partner with both the Collegiate School and Henrico County Public Schools to offer a conversation that will allow parents of preschoolers to hear directly from area experts about one of the most important decisions families make.”

School Readiness Forum for Families
Friday, April 12th
10-11:30 a.m.
Presented by the Children’s Museum of Richmond, Collegiate School and Henrico County Public Schools
at CMOR’s Short Pump location – 2200 Old Brick Road, Glen Allen – in West Broad Village, across from Whole Foods
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The School Readiness Forum is free and open to the public. Limited childcare is available. Space is limited. Reservations must be made by April 11, 2013 with an email to, indicating name, number of seats needed and return email address.