That first day of school is a big day for your child (and for you!). You want to make sure you’re sending them off into that new world set up for success. You want to be fully confident that they’re ready to make friends, stay safe, and start off on the right foot at the beginning of their learning adventure.
While every child develops skills at varying rates that don’t fit a perfect “formula,” certain guidelines can help you decide when it’s the right time to enroll. Yes, kindergarten is partly about numbers and letters, but it’s about so much more. As you consider enrolling your child in kindergarten, pay attention to their overall preparedness in the following areas.
Is my child physically ready?
Download this kindergarten readiness chart to post to your fridge. Let your child choose stickers at the grocery store, and when they’ve achieved one of the goals on the list, they earn a sticker!
After considering the categories of kindergarten readiness, you may still be uncertain if your child is ready. What if your child is “borderline?” Will he or she change in the next couple of months? Would it be better to wait another year? We would be happy to meet with you and discuss your questions and concerns so your child can say with confidence, “I am ready for kindergarten!”
Schedule a visit at Mansfield Christian School today!