KITS in Summer 2020 is At Home!

KITS in Summer 2020 is At Home!

KITS has had the privilege of helping kids and families make the important transition to kindergarten for over 10 years!  This year, due to distancing requirements and uncertainty about whether facilities will be open during the summer, we are moving to an online format called KITS At Home!

What is KITS At Home?

KITS At Home features the same evidence-based and award-winning curriculum as in-person KITS. During KITS At Home, we meet online with parents and other caregivers in groups. Parents will learn how to:

  • encourage and support learning at home
  • help children follow directions and cooperate with parents
  • support their children to develop social-emotional skills they need to be ready for school

There will be about 10 parents in each group. Groups will be held in English or Spanish-parents can choose their preferred language.

At the end of each group meeting, to thank parents for their participation, there will be a raffle for a $20 gift card. Also, at the end of the whole program, there will be a raffle for a $100 gift card.

 When is KITS At Home?

KITS At Home groups will meet online for one hour on two days a week. The group will last for 8 weeks. There will be a variety of times and days available.

How will parents connect to the groups?

Groups will meet through the GoToMeeting platform via video or phone. GoToMeeting works on computers, tablets, and smartphones.

If you think that you may have trouble getting access, KITS staff will work with you to try to find a way for you to join the groups. We hope to be able to provide devices for loan and stipends for internet access. School districts will also be helping with devices.

Who is eligible?

If you are a parent or caregiver (for example, grandparent, other family member, foster parent) of a child who will be going to kindergarten in Lane County, you may be eligible.

Want to find out more?

Fill out our interest form below (please note that this does not automatically register you for the groups). Or contact Denise at or 916-205-6851 (text is ok).

If you are interested in finding out how to bring KITS At Home to your community, please contact Deena at or 541-485-2711.

KITS At Home Interest Form

Thank you for your interest in KITS At Home. Please fill out the information below and we will contact you to tell you more and register you for the groups! (Please note that filling out this form does not automatically register you.)
  • Please enter the name of your child who will be starting kindergarten in Fall 2020.
  • We are offering groups in English or Spanish. Please tell us which language you would prefer.
  • Groups will meet twice a week for one hour each time. Please check ALL of the days and times that would work for you.
Katherine Pears
Dr. Katherine Pears is a senior scientist at Oregon Social Learning Center (OSLC). She earned her Ph.D in clinical psychology and has worked with OSLC since 1998. Katherine is the principal investigator and co-developer of the Kids In Transition to Schools (KITS) program. Currently, she oversees all the clinical and research activities for KITS. When she’s not in her office, you’ll find Katherine in the kitchen whipping up her latest creation or outdoors hiking a scenic trail.


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