What, Exactly, Is School Readiness?
During the past decade, “School Readiness” has become a major national subject of conversation. State and national
policymakers have developed definitions for children’s readiness for school and schools’ readiness for children:
Children’s Readiness for School includes five dimensions:
- health and physical development
- emotional well being and social competence
- approaches to learning
- communicative skills, and
- cognition and general knowledge
Schools’ Readiness for Children goals are:
- to create a smooth transition between home and school
- to have continuity between early care and education programs and elementary grades
- to have a student centered environment focused on helping children learn
- to commit to the success of every child to use approaches that have been shown to raise achievement for every child
- to have a willingness to alter practices and programs to benefit children, and
- to assure that students have access to services and support in the community.
How can you help your child be ready for school? Click here.
All parents want their child to do well in school. One way to help your child is to help them build their vocabulary. For some tips on helping to build your child’s vocabulary click HERE.
For a Fall story idea to build school readiness click HERE.
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