Get Ready for Kindergarten at Fiestas

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How can I help my children prepare for school? It’s easy! Come to the King County Library System (KCLS) Fiestas program! The goal of the Fiestas Early Literacy Parties in Spanish program is to help parents and caregivers of preschool-age children help prepare their children for kindergarten. This program is free and entirely offered in Spanish.

The next series of workshops will be offered online in the summer of 2020. Please register for each workshop.

Fiestas workshops are run for eight consecutive weeks and address eight different topics related to early literacy:

  1. The importance of bilingualism.
  2. Speaking.
  3. Playing.
  4. Singing.
  5. Letters and sounds.
  6. Reading.
  7. Writing.
  8. The school system in the United States.

What happens at each party?

At each Fiesta workshop, you will be given information on each different early literacy topic. You will also learn songs, reading techniques and do craft activities. In addition, each family will receive a free children's book in Spanish for each Fiesta they attend, thanks to the generous support of the KCLS Foundation.

Do I need to attend all the workshops?

It is not necessary to attend every week. You will receive a certificate of attendance if you are able to attend four or more workshops.

Do I need to register?

You do not need to register but space is limited. Fiestas workshops are first come first served and are very popular, so please arrive early.

Can I bring my children?

The whole family is welcome. Parents, grandparents, teachers, and children will learn interactively and dynamically at the Fiestas workshops. Fiestas workshops are also wonderful opportunities to meet and socialize with other families. Please note: Children are welcome to attend but we are not able to provide childcare. Parents or guardians are responsible for their children at all times.

Please join us at KCLS Fiestas workshops! Let’s get ready for school!

You can find the Fiestas videos with songs and recorded workshops on the KCLS YouTube channel. 

Download a copy of the program manual (PDF) with the program curriculum. 

For more information call 425.369.3443 or email espanol@kcls.org.

Please visit En Español for more information about programs, materials, and services in Spanish.