How Do I Know If My Child Is School Ready?
There are both subjective and objective milestones that can be used to determine a child’s readiness for kindergarten. Subjectively, parents and/or teacher may express concerns about a child’s readiness for school based on personal experiences with that child in comparison to other children his or her age. Objectively, there are tools that can be used to measure a child’s readiness for school based on the academic, behavioral, and emotional performance of the child. Unfortunately, in many cases, children are unsuccessful in their school environments simply because the environment does not provide the type and/or amount of support currently needed for that child to be successful.