Kindergarten Preparation Steps
As a caregiver, you are the greatest influence in your child’s life and are your child's first teacher. Your interest and help in preparing your child for school, a significant milestone in their life, will help them succeed.
Preparing for Kindergarten
There are a variety of personal, social and intellectual skills that your child become familiar with before entering kindergarten. These include:
Kindergarten teachers have ranked healthy, rested and well-nourished children as the number one quality of successful kindergartners. Other skills include being able to verbally communicate their needs and being able to follow basic rules and routines.
Each child develops at his or her own pace and intellectual, social, emotional and physical skills can widely vary from child to child until about age seven. Because children develop skills at varying times, it is difficult to list specific tasks and behaviors to ensure school readiness. Letter recognition, knowledge of animals and sounds, big and little, up and down are important to know, but it is essential that your child is socially, emotionally, and physically ready to tackle the challenges of school.
Alamance-Burlington School System (ABSS) Kindergarten Registration
By NC State law, registration for kindergarten is open to all children who turn 5 years old on or before August 31. Registration & orientation often occur in the fall and/or spring before a child is expected to enter kindergarten. This is a great way to ask questions and meet other parents going through the same transitions.
Books to get kids excited for Kindergarten
Your children are important, and so is their transition into Kindergarten.
Help them make it as exciting as possible!