Hi, I’m Carrie!
The creator of “The Kindergarten Toolkit”
I attended California State University Sacramento where I earned a bachelors degree in Liberal Studies and a minor in Spanish. I also earned a multiple subject teaching credential. My teaching experience was focused on kindergarten through second grade. The last grade I taught before taking leave and becoming a full time mom was kindergarten. I absolutely loved it.
As a mom of three wonderful boys, I couldn’t wait to prepare them for school. I loved the excitement on their faces as they mastered writing their names, reading their first sight words, and counting to one hundred. To prepare my boys for Kindergarten, I made a list of academic goals that would provide them with a solid foundation as they entered Kindergarten. These academic goals align with the current Kindergarten standards.
I created the Toolkit based on my academic goal list. The Toolkit proved to be very successful in preparing my children for Kindergarten. My sons loved our weekly one on one time, and they grew academically each week. I was able to build and expand as needed with each of my boys. I cherished this time to be a “teacher” again. When it came time to start Kindergarten, my boys were prepared and therefor they excelled. I realized it would be wonderful for preschool teachers, parents or grandparents to have these tools to work with their little ones.
I created and packaged “The Kindergarten Toolkit” with the same materials, instructions and mini lessons that I use for my own boys. My Toolkit is designed so that anyone, with or without a teaching background, can use the materials and lessons to fully prepare their child for kindergarten. By using “The Kindergarten Toolkit” for a minimum of thirty minutes per week, your child will have a solid academic foundation for the start of Kindergarten.