Kindergarten: All You Need to Know

A series of Saturday informational Kindergarten Festivals for incoming kindergartners and their families kicks off this weekend.

The 9 a.m. to noon festivals are scheduled for:

• Jan. 9 at Hughes Middle School;

• Feb. 20 at Renaissance High School;

• March 20 at Powell Academy.

The free festivals provide parents with important advice on academics, kindergarten readiness, immunizations, district registration procedures and available community resources.  At each festival, 25 to 30 community agencies share valuable information for parents and families regarding health, safety and education.

This year’s participants receive a free book and backpack with school supplies for kindergarten.

The festivals are held in collaboration with the City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services’ Early Childhood Education Committee.

Call 422-6868, ext. 231 for information.