Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?

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Henry’s heading to Kindergarten next year… and thankfully I didn’t have to think about whether or not he is ready. I know he is, and this just confirms it for me. As I did for preschool, I’ll be prepping Henry the same way again for Kindergarten.

When I was pregnant with George, he was due in September. Our school cutoff date is September 15th. All I wanted was to make sure he was born after that cutoff date so I didn’t have to be the one to decide whether or not he was ready for Kindergarten when the time came. Thankfully, he was born afterwards.

It’s such a tough decision! And I’m incredibly lucky that I don’t have to make it.

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But it’s around that enrollment time of year [at least here] and I know many parents are making that very tough decision.

Luckily, Susan of Kindergarten & Preschool for Teachers & Parents has shared how to figure out if your preschooler is ready for kindergarten or not.

She goes through some guidelines to check to see if your preschooler is there, as well as the pros and cons of waiting another year.

Plus, Susan shares a quick quiz to take to see if your child is ready for Kindergarten.

Take the quiz! Find out.

Is your child ready for Kindergarten?

Or will you wait another year?

Kindergarten Readiness

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Comments

  1. says

    In many schools you don’t really have the option to decide if your child is ready for kindergarten as the cutoff dates let you know that. Being ready for kindergarten is also not a big deal if your child is going to a really good program that is individualized, progressive and lets kids grow according to their own developmental levels. Its the more traditional, rigid types of kindergarten programs that need kids to be “ready” for all of their sitting and cutting and doing what is not age appropriate anyway.

    • says

      Faigie – I wasn’t aware that you couldn’t choose to hold back your child in some schools. That really surprises me. I agree that it shouldn’t matter if the program is a good one.

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