Kindergarten Readiness

  • One of the biggest questions parents ask is, "Is my child ready to start kindergarten?" or "Should I hold him/her out for another year?" While there are no easy answers to these questions, here are some things to consider before making your decision. 

    Mathematics Expectations

    • Number sense - count orally, recognize numbers, write numbers
    • Computational thinking - compare numbers and quantities
    • Classification and patterns - sort by attributes, describe similarities and differences
    • Reasoning and problem-solving skills
    • Interpretation of data - graphs and charts
    • Geometric shapes
    • Comparisons and measurements - days of week/months of year, temperatures, money value, time of day/seasons, left and right

    Language Arts Expectations

    • Phonological Awareness - hear rhymes, words, and syllables, hear, identify, and manipulate individual sounds in spoken words
    • Phonics - make letter-sound associations; use the sounds together to form recognizable words
    • Vocabulary - demonstrate an interest in reading; acquire a reading vocabulary
    • Fluency - read text accurately and quickly
    • Comprehension - understand what they hear and read
    • Awareness of print - read from left to right
    • Writing - express thoughts in pictures and word