Prepare your Child for Kindergarten with Natalie Parmenter, Ed '20 (MEd)


Lifelong Learning LogoCourse Title: Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten

Instructor:  Natalie Parmenter, Ed '20 (MEd)

Brought to you by Odyssey   

June 12, 2024 - July 10, 2024 (5 Sessions)  

Wednesday,  2 PM ET  

Virtual via Zoom 



Course Description: A strong start to kindergarten is essential for success in school. Natalie Parmenter, former kindergarten teacher, will teach you skills and routines to prepare your child for school. This course will focus on social emotional, literacy, and math skills that will give your child an advantage in kindergarten. Each week you'll be encouraged to try tasks with your child to bring them one step closer to being ready for kindergarten. 


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ABOUT Natalie Parmenter

Natalie Parmenter is a former elementary school teacher, she taught for ten years in North Carolina and internationally in Vietnam. In 2022 she left the classroom to start her business, Primary Focus, creating educational content, problem solving with parents, and consulting with education startups. Primary Focus is dedicated to helping children thrive in school and teaching parents to navigate school related issues. Natalie is a proud 2020 graduate of the TFA JHU Educational Studies Master’s Program. 

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 Event Date
Wednesday, June 12, 2024
2:00pm EDT

Wednesday, July 10, 2024
3:00pm EDT

1-800-JHU-JHU1 (548-5481)

80% discount. Alumni status will be confirmed
80% discount. Employment status will be confirmed
50% discount. Employment status of Spouse/Partner will be confirmed
Student status will be confirmed

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