Early Learning

Lynden School District values families as the first and best educators in a child’s life.  We look forward to partnering with families and community resource providers to nurture every child’s development.

“School readiness” is much more than knowing letters and sounds.  Playing, talking, listening to your child talk, exploring the world and wondering about it, learning new words, counting, measuring, running, skipping, climbing, all prepare children for school and for life. We will continue to add resources here to support families, caregivers, and children. 

Below you will find information about school and community resources.

Age requirements for kindergarten and first grade entry are established by the State of Washington, based upon the average age of readiness. A student must be at least five years of age on or before midnight, August 31st of any year to be admitted into kindergarten. Early entrance will be considered for children born after September 1 of the desired year of entry by completing the following form packet:

Early Entrance to Kindergarten Application

Early Entrance to Kindergarten Application – Spanish

Five Practices for Reading Readiness
Reading begins at home with YOU!   Talking  Singing  Reading  Writing  Playing 

Lynden Library Calendar of Events
Look here for Preschool Story time and Toddler time

Home Activities for Fine Motor Skill Development 
Playing is the best preparation for writing at school!

Social and Emotional Development
How children feel and connect: research articles

Pre-K – K Transition Report (NWESD)