Welcome to Kindergarten at The Vanguard School!
We are excited to have your family join us for the 2021-22 school year! Since we are not doing kindergarten tours at this time, we have created this page to provide you with all the information you will need to prepare for kindergarten. We also plan to hold several virtual information nights in the upcoming months.
Please visit this page often to learn about upcoming informational events or click here to sign up for a virtual information session with our Enrollment Office.
To contact our Enrollment Office, please call (719) 471-1999 x101, or email our Enrollment Officer, Jennifer Blanchard, at [email protected].
Para obtener información sobre el proceso de inscripción y para responder cualquier pregunta que pueda tener sobre el año escolar 2021-2022, comuníquese con la Sra. Janet LaLone con la Oficina de inscripción al (719) 471-1999 x134 o envíe un correo electrónico a [email protected].
Upcoming Enrollment/Informational Events
Kindergarten Enrollment LIVE FAQ
Submit your questions here!
The Vanguard School will be hosting a Virtual FAQ Session soon! Please click the button below to submit your questions no later than 4:00 P.M., on Tuesday, April 6. Additional details for this event will follow! In case you cannot attend, answers will be posted and distributed to families afterward.
Kindergarten Enrollment Video Playlist
Below is a playlist of four videos that will guide you through kindergarten enrollment. Please watch each of the videos to help you and your family prepare for kindergarten at The Vanguard School.
Preparing Your Child for Kindergarten
Below you will find our K-6 curriculum map, sample schedules for full-day and half-day kindergarten, parent badge information, and skill prep materials.
These resources are designed to help you and your child prepare for kindergarten! Rest assured that our teachers are prepared to meet your child wherever they are, regardless of their ability level in skills such as reading, writing, and math. Please use the reading and cursive prep materials below at your own discretion and have fun with them!
Half-day Sample Schedule
Full-day Sample Schedule
All Vanguard parents are required to wear a photo ID badge when on school grounds. Please email your photo to our front desk secretary, Mrs. Amy Franklin, to begin the process of creating your parent badge. You will be contacted before the start of the school year regarding when your badge will be available for pick up.
Photo submission guidelines:
- Please email your photo in a JPEG format.
- Please title your file with the name you wish you wish to appear on your parent badge.
- We STRONGLY encourage matching your parent badge name to the name on another government-issued ID that you regularly carry (i.e. driver’s license, military ID, etc.)
- If you are emailing multiple photos, please be sure to upload each photo separately and name them appropriately for each person.
- Be aware that only people who a parent/guardian has listed as another parent/guardian will be issued a parent badge.
- Photos should be of one person only, against a plain background, and devoid of distracting/obscuring clothing (no sunglasses please).
- Feel free to smile, but no silly faces. We need to be able to recognize you!
If you would like to begin teaching your child to read before they enter kindergarten, The Vanguard School highly recommends using Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons. Click here to order the book today!
Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons is the most successful beginning reading program available to schools across the country. Research has proven that children taught by the Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons method outperform their peers who receive instruction from other programs. Now for the first time, this program has been adapted for parents and children to use at home. Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons is a complete, step-by-step program that shows parents simply and clearly how to teach their children to read. It’s a sensible, easy-to-follow, and enjoyable way to help your child gain the essential skills of reading. One hundred lessons, fully illustrated and color-coded for clarity, give your child the basic and more advanced skills needed to become a good reader.