School Readiness

It's time for school! School can be fun and exciting for students and families and there are lots of things to think about when making sure your child is ready for success. KBTC, PBS KIDS, and our partners, are here to help you and your students make the school year easy and fun. 

Check out the school readiness tips and resources below!

KBTC is teaming up with Communities in Schools of Tacoma and businesses from all over Pierce County for the annual Stuff the Bus school supply drive. Help collect and sort school supplies for kids in our community. Find more information about the Stuff the Bus campaign at the CIS Tacoma website.

Did you know that good attendance starting in preschool and kindergarten plays an important role in high school graduation? Good attendance means missing no more than one day of school per month whether excused or unexcused, and studies show that students who come to school on-time each day have a 50% improvement in core subjects like reading and math. Every day in school counts!

To learn more about the importance of attendance and what Tacoma Public Schools is doing to help keep kids in school every day, visit their website

Find tips and tools from PBS Parents to help to ease you and your child into the back-to-school groove.

Help little ones practice playing with others by playing games with Elmo and his friends at school. 

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Get ready for the start of school with some of our favorite back-to-school resources

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