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  • Blast Off To Kindergarten (BOTK) is a collaboration of community partners seeking to generate community awareness and action in Saint Paul by supporting schools, families and children in preparing for a smooth transition to kindergarten.

    BOTK is dedicated to making sure all children in St. Paul are ready for kindergarten by offering a variety of ways for families to access information and support while preparing their child for school success.


    • Children matter.
    • Parents are a child’s first and most important teacher.
    • Diversity is valued.
    • Transition to school is a shared responsibility.
    • Positive transition to school is a critical step to a child’s success in school.
    • In partnership with families, the community is responsible for providing opportunities and resources so all children can reach their potential.


    • Facilitate community conversations about transition to school to generate interest and action.
    • Invite and encourage diverse perspectives.
    • Provide accurate, useful and accessible information from various sources and disseminate it through multiple avenues.


    Vist the Blast Off to Kindergarten website for more information on preparing for kindergarten!

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