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School Rediness

Is Your Child Ready For Kindergarten?

It's never too early to start preparing for school. If your child is enrolled in a preschool, he or she is probably learning a lot of these important skills at school. Either way, it's important for parents and caregivers to be familiar with the key areas of development to ensure they are providing opportunities for their child to gain the skills they need to be successful in kindergarten.

Not sure if your child is ready to tackle the world of kindergarten? The checklist below is designed to help you prepare your child for school. It is a GUIDE designed to help you look at your child’s physical, social, emotional and academic development. It is intended for FOUR AND FIVE YEAR OLDS. The criteria on the checklist should not be applied to children three years or younger.

Kindergarten Readiness Checklist

You can find more helpful tips and developmental milestones at

The US Department of Education  has a detailed list of activities that will help your child prepare for kindergarten.


What Should Parents Know Before Their Child Enters Kindergarten?

If this is your first experience with the school district, take the time to get to know policies and practices. Talk to neighbors, friends and others who already have children in the school. Visit your school district's web site to find important information about kindergarten readiness and registration. Don't wait until school is about to begin. Your preparation should begin at least six months before your child is ready to start kindergarten.

Visit the US Department of Education for a full list of information parents should know about the school before their child begins kindergarten.