Sponsored by PNC Grow Up Great, Passport to Kindergarten is a year-long program that provides professional development to Preschool teachers of high-need children, while also offering enriching opportunities to their students and families.
Passport to Kindergarten's focus is on creating a strong foundation for reading and helping families learn how they can teach their children at home. Teachers get training in dialogic reading and on sharing AWEsome moments with their students.
What are AWEsome moments?
A stands for "Ask" your child questions.
W stands for "Wait" for you child to think about his or her response.
E stands for "Elaborate" on your child's thoughts.
Passport to Kindergarten families also are involved in free learning opportunities sponsored especially for them at cultural institutions in the Dayton community.