Pre K Scholars Kindergarten Readiness Kit Wins Creative Child Magazine 2011 Media of the Year Award

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Pre K Scholars is delighted to announce that its Kindergarten Readiness Kit won Creative Child Magazine’s 2011 Media of the Year Award in the Preschool Educational Classroom Products category. The Kit, developed by former kindergarten teacher, Amy Schwary, is a 22-week phonics-based preschool curriculum for home and preschool use.

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Creative Child Magazine 2011 Media of the Year Award

Half of five-year-olds aren't ready for kindergarten.

Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services,
May 29, 2011

The educators and parent judges in Creative Child Magazine’s Awards Program selected Pre K Scholars Kindergarten Readiness Kit winner of the 2011 Media of the Year Award in the Preschool Educational Products category. Only one product in each category is chosen. The program is unique in that the very people who purchase the products, early education professionals and moms, act as judges.

“We are thrilled to win this prestigious award,” said founder, Amy Schwary, the former kindergarten teacher who developed the program.    “Pre K Scholars is committed to preparing 4-5 year olds for academic success by providing an affordable fun, comprehensive preschool curriculum that meets or exceeds state standards.”

The Kindergarten Readiness Kit was years in development by Schwary, mother of four girls. “When I was teaching I noted what studies have confirmed, that about half of all children entering kindergarten are not prepared, and this statistic runs across all socio-economic groups. “said Schwary. “Parents face a bewildering set of choices when they tackle kindergarten readiness for their children. They must decide what phonics, handwriting, math, early reading, science and fine motor skill resources to purchase and then face the challenge of how and when to introduce each topic. I designed the kit to solve those problems for parents.”

Schwary is convinced of the program’s effectiveness because she taught the material in her home-based preschool classes for many years, stopping classes only to develop the award-winning DVD. “If we are to improve kindergarten readiness in our country,” said Schwary, “we must provide parents with affordable, fun, easy to use yet comprehensive programs that use everyday household items, activities that parents and children look forward to rather than see as a chore. The Pre K Scholars Kindergarten Readiness Kit is just such a resource.”

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About Pre K Scholars
Founded in 2008, Pre K Scholars was developed by Amy Schwary and Alan Pierrot, MD with a vision of providing affordable resources to parents, teachers and preschools to enhance the kindergarten readiness of the population. The company is currently working on an iPhone and Android app to supplement it Kindergarten Readiness Kit DVD.


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