Kindergarten marks the beginning of exciting new experiences for your child. These experiences include:
Interacting with more people Kindergarten students interact with other teachers, other children and school staff.
New settings and activities Kindergarten students will have opportunities to use a school gym, library, computer lab, cafeteria and ride a school bus.
More structure and focus on learning Kindergarten classes have a set routine and students spend time in small and large group settings learning new concepts and skills in language arts, math, science, social studies, and fine arts.
Spend time speaking with your child in a positive manner about these new, exciting experiences!
Is My Child Ready?
It is important to remember that children develop at different times and at their own pace. In general, a child who is starting kindergarten should be able to demonstrate the following skills:
Personal and Social Readiness
Uses the bathroom independently
Dresses self and buttons/snaps shirts and pants and zips zippers
Knows own age and birthday
Separates from parents easily
Responds appropriately to adult authority
Pays attention for short periods of time to adult-directed tasks
Completes tasks willingly
Gets along well and shares with others
Takes turns when playing with friends
Shows an interest in learning and coming to school