Families as Partners
Our Preschool Team welcomes the opportunity to provide resources and answer your questions. Families may call the NNPS Preschool Office at (757)-283-7850 x.10247.
The Mayor of the City of Newport News promotes early literacy on the Peninsula. Each month volunteers read to preschool classes in Newport News Public Schools. Each class will hear the same book and each preschool student will receive a copy of the featured book to take home.
ReadyRosie is an early education tool that helps families, schools, and communities across the nation deepen and scale their family engagement efforts. ReadyRosie is an evidence-informed and research-based family engagement and early learning resource. All ReadyRosie content is based on a foundation of research that has proven to have a positive impact on family behaviors and child outcomes.
Smart Beginning is a coalition of parents, businesses, civic leaders, nonprofits, school systems, early childhood professionals and private citizens—all working together to ensure that every child on the Peninsula enters kindergarten prepared to achieve success in school and in life.
Readiness Checklist (en espanol)
Is your child ready for a successful school experience? Building a foundation in reading and math can set the stage for learning. Social-emotional skills also have a big impact on your child's readiness. Use this checklist to determine which things your child is able to do, and which he/she needs more time to develop.
Visit your local library or visit the Newport News Public Library website to learn how your child can get their very own library card! The website has information about programs, books, and events.
Virginia Literacy Partnerships
The Virginia Literacy Partnerships office collaborates with Virginia school divisions and communities around reading and writing development, screening children, and providing evidence based instruction.
The Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program (VKRP) is an initiative focused on building a more comprehensive understanding of school readiness and success. VKRP helps to support our understanding of school readiness in four key areas: literacy, mathematics, social skills, and self-regulation.