The road to readiness is different for every child. One child may be a natural born leader, but struggle to sit still and listen during story time. Another may excel in reading or art, but need help connecting with peers. It’s up to us meet children where they are and build on the strengths and talents they bring to the classroom.

The Ready Child

Kindergarten readiness:
What’s it all about?

There’s more to kindergarten readiness than ABCs and 123s. To get the most out of their kindergarten experience, children need skills and abilities in other areas, from problem-solving and persistence to physical coordination and social-emotional skills.

Click on the circles below to find out more about the five domains of school readiness.

The Ready Child

Cognitive DevelopmentSocial-Emotional DevelopmentPlay and LearningLanguage and CommunicationHealth and Physical Development