Preparing for Kinder

“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.”
— Emilie Buchwald

Preparing for Kinder Programs

Hover over the programs below to learn more.

1,000 Books Before Kinder

1,000 Books Before Kinder

Each year, DEEP challenges and supports over 200 families with children ages 0-5 to participate in the San Diego Public Library’s 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten...

Workshops for Families

Workshops for Families

In collaboration with partners like Words Alive, the Fleet Center, delibrainy, and Motiva Associates, DEEP recruits families with young children at its partner schools to...

Workshops for Childcare Providers

Workshops for Childcare Providers

DEEP offers an exciting series of Saturday workshops focused on children's early skill development for childcare providers in the...

Aligning PK, TK, & K

Aligning PK, TK, & K

With SDSU’s Department of Child and Family Development, DEEP piloted an early literacy TK-K professional learning community at Chollas-Mead Elementary, which resulted in two published research studies.

Study #1: (click here) »

Study #2: (click here) »

Reach Out and Read

Reach Out and Read

DEEP has worked closely with the American Academy of Pediatrics to bring this “doctors supporting early reading” program to such local clinics as the Family Health Center and the Children’s Primary Clinic.

Early Music Years

Early Music Years

With the support of the San Diego Children’s Choir, DEEP brings weekly music lessons that build early language skills and support social emotional development to over 500 children in grades PK through first grade at its four partner schools.

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