Kindergarten

Academic Standards

Ohio and Cincinnati Public Schools have implemented academic content standards for four subjects — English-Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.

National Parent Teacher Association (National PTA®) Guides

National PTA® Kindergarten Parent's Guide to Student Success

English Language Arts and Literacy

"Learning new language skills is a hallmark of kindergarten. Your child will learn about the alphabet and its role in reading. Your child will practice rhyming, matching words with beginning sounds, and blending sounds into words. Practice with these types of activities is a powerful step toward learning to read and spell correctly. The size of your child’s vocabulary is another key factor in his or her ability to read and comprehend books and stories. Your child also will begin to experiment with writing and will be encouraged to use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing letters to share information, ideas, and feelings."

National PTA®

Mathematics

"Young children arrive in kindergarten with widely varying knowledge in math. By the end of the year, your child must have some important foundations in place. One of the most important skills your child should develop is the ability to add and subtract small numbers and use addition and subtraction to solve word problems. This will rely on gaining some fundamentals early in the year, such as counting objects to tell how many there are. Addition and subtraction will continue to be a very strong focus in math through second grade."

National PTA®

The National PTA® Parents’ Guide to Student Success Family Resources includes ideas for activities to help your child learn at home and topics of discussion for conversations with your child’s teacher about their academic progress.

Ohio's Third Grade Reading Guarantee

Understanding Third Grade Reading Guarantee

Ohio's Third Grade Reading Guarantee aims to ensure that struggling young readers get the support needed to improve.