Kindergarten Readiness

The new Stanford study found improved self-regulation in children who
 delayed kindergarten by a year. (Photo credit: Christopher Futcher/iStock)

Kindergarten Readiness

It has been a pleasure to meet our incoming Kindergarten students and their families during our multiple Kindergarten registrations. Kindergarten students enrolling for the 2019-20 school year must turn 5 years of age on or before October 15, 2019.  Chronological age doesn't always align with social/emotional age and school readiness. Many parents of children on the younger side have wondered whether their child is ready for Kindergarten. There are numerous articles and research studies and the consensus is that it is not an easy answer and that each child and family's situation is unique.

Please know that it is our school district’s firm belief that it is our job to meet the child’s need, not the child’s job to meet ours!

Harvard Health - Sending Your Child to Kindergarten

Stanford Graduate School of Education: Study finds improved self-regulation in kindergartners who wait a year to enroll

Experts Weigh In: "Should I Delay Kindergarten for My Child With Attention Issues?"

Academic redshirting - UPENN and Philadelphia Inquirer

One parent's perspective - Why I Hate Kindergarten Redshirting - Parents Magazine