Ivanhoe School Readiness program has provided preschool and home base instruction in the Ivanhoe Community for over ten years. During that time, we have served over 700 children from the ages of 0 to 5. Because of our long partnership with First 5 Tulare County, and our extended presence in the community, we have become a part of many families’ lives.
With the belief that parents are a child’s first teacher, we visit our 0-3 families’ homes. During our bi-monthly visit, we teach parents different activities to work with their children. These activities include understanding the importance of reading to their child and the importance of language development. During the visit our home base liaison shares activities to reach developmental targets, helps parents access other resources, and may assist with linking our families to necessary screenings.
For families of 3 and 4-year olds, students attend a three hour a day program. This program is housed at Ivanhoe Elementary where the students learn skills to help prepare them for kindergarten. Students have the opportunity to learn both academic and social and emotional skills with a trained preschool teacher through art, play, singing, and student interaction. We also provide monthly parent meetings for our preschool children. We provide guest speakers, crafts, and activities that parents can take home and use with their child.
To learn more about the Ivanhoe School Readiness program, please call Visalia Unified State Preschool Office at (559) 730-7564.