Is my child ready
Nationally, 49% of children arriving at school unprepared come from middle- and upper-income families.
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
More readiness skills and activities
you can do with your child:
School Readiness Checklist
Concerned your child is delayed?
Find help here:
Help Me Grow guide