Ready, Set, Kindergarten

The Ready, Set, Kindergarten (RSK) program provides parents with tools to advocate for their children before they start kindergarten and after, ensuring students receive an inclusive education.


Since 2017, RSK has educated a coalition of parents committed to the inclusion of their children with Down syndrome in general education classrooms. Parents meet once a month for six months during the year before their children start Kindergarten to educate themselves, strategize, and form a support network. Once these students enter Kindergarten, the parents will continue to offer support, idea sharing and problem solving to ensure students are receiving an inclusive education.

Class Schedule

The virtual program will meet via Zoom:

Tuesday, October 13th 7-9pm: Inclusion Starts in Kindergarten

Tuesday, November 10th 7-9pm: The Kindergarten IEP Process

Tuesday, January 19th 7-9pm: Goals Drive Placement

Tuesday, February 9th 7-9pm: Accommodations/Modifications for Kindergarten Success
Guest Speaker: Courtney Hansen

Tuesday, March 16th 7-9pm: Addressing Behavior Concerns with the IEP
Guest Speaker: Sarah Behrens

Tuesday, April 27th 7-9pm: Parent Panel


The Ready, Set, Kindergarten tuition is a one-time, non-refundable $125. Tuition goes towards books, class materials, guest speakers, and shipping costs.

A sliding fee scale is available based on each family’s need. Please contact Katelyn Peters at [email protected] for more information or to see if you qualify.


The RSK program is open to parents of children entering Kindergarten in the 2021-2022 school year in Western Washington.

Each family must complete a registration form and complete the tuition payment by the registration deadline. When filling out the registration form please use the address you would like program materials mailed to. DSC will be mailing all materials on a monthly basis.

Registration will be open from Monday, August 17th to Friday, September 18th. Once registration is closed DSC will email families class schedule and Zoom information.

*Disclaimer-This program is not legal advice. *

2020-2021 Ready, Set, Kindergarten is Now Closed.

Questions? Email DSC Program Manager at [email protected]