The transition to kindergarten can be difficult for the most well-adjusted preschool student. But with more time spent at home this spring, unknowns around schedules and procedures, and fewer in-person readiness events, this year’s kindergarteners are in for new challenges and will need even more social and emotional stamina.
To give parents and caregivers of incoming kindergarten students across the region extra support during this uncertain back-to-school season, Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas is bringing together experts across education, mental health, parenting and social and emotional learning for a panel discussion on how to help the future class of 2033 start strong in their formal education.
The virtual event features Jennifer Bartkowski, CEO, Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas; Aimee Herron-Troy, MS, CCC-SLP, Center for BrainHealth, University of Texas at Dallas; Olga Hickman, PhD, executive director, Bachman Lake Together; and Dr. Elena Hill, assistant superintendent, Early Learning, Dallas Independent School District. The panel will be moderated by Shelly Slater.
This discussion serves as an introduction to a diverse support network that can help ensure our students begin their formative education on the right foot, giving them a healthy start for the next 12 years.
Hosted by Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas and facilitated by The Slate, panelists will broadcast their in-person discussion via a live stream link.