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The 3 Building Blocks to Kindergarten Readiness

Tuesday, January 23, 2024 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

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Presented by Aruna Gilbert, Chief Program and Policy Officer, Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County; and Rebecca Palacios, Ph.D., NBCT, Senior Curriculum Advisor, Age of Learning

Sponsored by Age of Learning

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Kindergarten readiness is a critical factor in ensuring that children have a strong foundation for future academic success and is essential in setting them on the right path toward meeting their full potential. During this edWebinar, you learn about three building blocks to kindergarten readiness.

Viewers leave the session with practical tools and resources to support young children’s learning and development, as well as strategies for building strong partnerships in a student’s learning community to promote school readiness.

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to PreK and kindergarten teachers, school and district leaders, and education technology leaders.

Aruna Gilbert

About the Presenters

Aruna Gilbert is the Chief Program and Policy Officer of the Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County, Inc., where she focuses on ensuring high-quality preschool experiences for children and excellent customer service for families and child care providers. Beginning at the United Nations Environment Programme, Aruna coordinated the Global Youth Forum on the topic of Youth and the Environment. This early experience ignited her passion for advocating for children and led her to work with some of Florida’s most vulnerable children with special medical needs as a Medical Foster Care Coordinator at the Florida Department of Children and Families in Palm Beach County. Recognizing the importance of addressing behavioral health issues in children, Aruna also served as a Behavioral Health Professional in Palm Beach public schools.

Rebecca Palacios

The 2023 James A. Kelly Award recipient for Advancing Accomplished Teaching and a 2014 inductee into the National Teachers Hall of Fame, Dr. Rebecca Palacios has more than three decades of experience in early childhood education. She is a pioneer in the field of dual language learning and is the Co-founder and former Vice Chairperson of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), which has certified more than 110,000 teachers.

Dr. Palacios has published 28 blog posts on helping parents support their young learners at home for The Huffington Post. She has written articles on teacher professional development, early childhood education, and dual language programs, and The Atlantic profiled her journey as an educator in their feature “A Witness to the Desegregation—and Resegregation—of America’s Schools.” Most recently, Dr. Palacios published her first book, Being Your Child’s Most Important Teacher: A Guide for Families with Young Children. She is currently a Senior Curriculum Advisor for Age of Learning.

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Age of LearningAge of Learning® is the leading education technology innovator, creating engaging and effective learning resources to help children build a strong foundation for academic success and a lifelong love of learning. Our research-based digital education programs have been developed by an experienced team of education experts and have proven efficacy in increasing children’s learning gains. The company’s school solutions programs include My Math Academy®, an adaptive, personalized program proven to significantly accelerate math learning outcomes, and My Reading Academy™, an adaptive program designed to help young learners build a foundation for reading comprehension and literacy and become fluent readers. With over 10 billion learning activities completed by more than 50 million children worldwide, Age of Learning is a global leader in efforts to advance equity, access, and opportunity for all children. To learn more about Age of Learning, visit

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Tuesday, January 23, 2024
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
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