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Kindergarten Readiness

Getting Started

Parents, help your child get ready for kindergarten. Use this guide to learn about the different ways your child can be better prepared to start school. You may be asking yourself:

  • Is my child ready?
  • What does my child need to know?
  • Are they learning the right things?
  • Are there tests my child needs to take to get in?

The Library is here to help. By following this guide, you can have peace of mind knowing what your child needs every step of the way. Select one of the areas above to get started.

Where Do I Begin?

Proceed to each of the sections above in any order you choose. Below is a description of each of the areas.


Letters and sounds, rhyming words, listen and tell simple stories


Recognize written numbers and count to ten

Basic Concepts

Basic colors, shapes, parts of their body, time of day and opposites

Basic Skills

Bathroom training, washing hands and dressing

Health & Safety Skills

Help be healthy, strong, fit, and stay safe

Art Education

Helps in brain development and contributes to success

Frequently Asked Questions

Find additional information to better prepare your child.

Download our K-Ready App!

Ensure your child is ready for kindergarten with the Orange County Library System's free K-Ready app featuring engaging and entertaining games that teach letters, numbers, shapes and colors.

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