Ready for School.
Ready for Life.

Is My Child Ready for Kindergarten?

Parenting your preschooler is more than just getting through each day. Every experience you give him—from playdates to discipline—will set the stage for his success in school. A quality preschool or child care environment will supplement the skills he is building at home, as well as teaching him entirely new ways to think, act and move.

Being "ready" for school means arriving with the appropriate social, emotional, physical and intellectual skills. Children need all four types of development to succeed in school, and to become caring, thinking, confident, active adults.

Learn which skills your child needs in:

      1. Social development

      2. Emotional development

      3. Physical development

      4. Intellectual development

Concerned your child is delayed?

Find help here:

Help Me Grow guide

Ayúdame A Crecer guía

Choosing Child Care

Child Care Referral ServiceTips on Choosing Child CareState-Licensed Programs

Military Child Care

Starting School

School ReadinessPre-K Registration
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Your Child's DevelopmentPrenatal Services

Development Stages
Milestones by Age

Parenting Young Children

Parent Resources

Behavior Techniques

"Help Me Grow" guide:
 Local resources to support
 social-emotional needs

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