Kids In Transition To School (KITS) Program

Have a child entering Kindergarten this fall and want to give them the best start possible? The Kids in Transition to School (KITS) Program has helped families just like yours make a smooth transition into Kindergarten for over 10 years!   They offer two activities: a school readiness group for kids and a workshop for parents/caregivers.

In the KITS School Readiness group your kids will:

  • Learn to make friends & cooperate
  • Build beginning reading & counting skills
  • Do fun activities & play games
  • Be in a positive, supportive setting with highly trained teachers

In the KITS Parent Workshops you will:

  • Learn skills to reduce parenting stress
  • Learn how to connect with your child’s school
  • Connect with other families in a relaxed setting that have the same experiences as you

KITS also provides:

  • Translation of parent groups
  • Snacks
  • Childcare during parent groups
  • Transportation may be available

Locations and Applying

The KITS Program is offered for FREE to Lane County families with a child entering kindergarten in the following school districts:

  • Bethel
  • Creswell
  • Eugene 4J
  • Fern Ridge
  • Junction City
  • Lowell
  • Marcola
  • Oakridge
  • South Lane
  • Springfield

Learn more at your school’s kindergarten registration events. Or complete the KITS online interest form and your information will be provided to your school district.


“KITS is a great way for your child to get a feel for what is to come, so that he or she is more confident and comfortable with starting Kindergarten. KITS prepared my daughter so much and helped a lot with her confidence.”  – Brittany G., KITS parent

“KITS is a wonderful opportunity for young students to enter the classroom in a relaxing and comfortable manner. Both my son and I are ready to conquer the coming school year.”  – Jesse E., KITS parent

“KITS made a huge difference for our household overall. The focus is on kindergarten, but trust me when I say your whole family will benefit.” – KITS parent