Preschool & Kindergarten Admissions
Why is kindergarten readiness important?
Your child may be old enough to start kindergarten — but is he or she ready for school?
Kindergarten marks the start of a child’s formal education. A child’s first school experiences can influence the way he or she relates to others for the rest of life. Success or failure at this stage can affect a child’s well-being, self-esteem and motivation. A lack of kindergarten readiness also can lead to a child being held back a grade. As a result, it’s important to make sure that when your child begins school he or s/he is developmentally ready to learn and participate in classroom activities.
Determining whether your child is ready for school is a complicated matter.
“Ready to learn” in school means being socially and emotionally mature enough to sit still, pay attention, listen,follow directions in a group and independently make and maintain meaningful friendships, copy and draw comfortable with a pencil, use language easily to express ideas, and thinks through problems patiently.
All of these factors play an important role in early school success and can make the difference between a self-confident learner, and one who experiences too much stress to enjoy school.
Admission starts early in December.