Kindergarten Readiness Bags

The Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading created Kindergarten Readiness Bags to provide learning support for incoming kindergarteners in the months before school begins so that children can start school ready to learn. The generous support of The Patterson Foundation, Rotary Clubs, Charlotte Community Foundation, and the School District of DeSoto County allowed for all incoming kindergarteners in Charlotte, DeSoto, and Sarasota counties and Title 1 students in Manatee County to receive Kindergarten Readiness Bags.

Where can I pick up our FREE Kindergarten Readiness Bag?

Kindergarten Readiness Bags can be picked up on Kindergarten Roundup Days at all schools in Charlotte, DeSoto, and Sarasota Counties and at a select number of other elementary schools. Incoming kindergarteners from Title 1 schools in Manatee County will be given a bag upon transitioning from pre-K. Kindergarten Readiness Bags are also available from schools at the time of kindergarten registration.

For more information, ideas, and fun activities to help you prepare your child for kindergarten, take a look at the Kindergarten Readiness Guide.

Each Kindergarten Readiness Bag toolkit includes:

  • Alphabet flash cards
  • First-word flash cards
  • Number flash cards
  • Color and shape flash cards
  • Jumbo crayons
  • English Alphabet Literacy Chart
  • A set of upper-case and lower-case alphabet magnets
  • Pad of drawing paper
  • Picture book
  • Vroom information in English and Spanish
  • Kindergarten Readiness Checklist for Parents
  • Kindergarten Readiness Parent Guide