Kindergarten provides the foundation that children need to be successful in school and in life. In kindergarten, children are building important skills that will help them learn throughout their lives. We all know the importance of building academic skills, like reading and math, but children in kindergarten must also develop critical social and emotional learning skills to become successful students. These skills are teachable, and every child can learn them with your help.

In Philadelphia, we know how important social and emotional learning skills are. That is why we have 14 of these skills on the kindergarten report card.  Conquering Kindergarten provides resources for families and teachers to help them support children’s development of these skills so they can succeed in school!

EDUCATE

ENGAGE

EXCEL

Developed by the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania, the School District of Philadelphia, families, and teachers. Funded by the William Penn Foundation.

 

EXCEL

These 14 skills help children Conquer Kindergarten and EXCEL in school and life. These skills assist kindergarteners who are working hard to learn their ABCs and 123s, and they support future academic achievement, healthy relationships, and career success.

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EDUCATE

The 14 skills and behaviors that promote learning on the kindergarten report card are teachable skills. Teachers and families can help children learn these skills when they understand what they are, why they are important, and how they can help children learn them. It can be helpful to think of these skills as Me Skills and We Skills. Me Skills like completing work on time, are skills that help children manage themselves. We Skills like handling conflict appropriately, are skills that help children manage interactions with other people.

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ENGAGE

Families and teachers working together is key to a child Conquering Kindergarten. When a child’s family and teacher ENGAGE with each other, they can help the student learn the skills they need to positively ENGAGE in the classroom. When a child learns these skills early in life, they become ready to successfully ENGAGE in their community and beyond.

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EXCEL

These 14 skills help children Conquer Kindergarten and EXCEL in school and life. These skills assist kindergarteners who are working hard to learn their ABCs and 123s, and they support future academic achievement, healthy relationships, and career success.

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