How do you know if your child is ready for kindergarten?

OAISD

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) The transition to kindergarten can be a scary one for kids, as well as parents. So how do you know if your child is ready for kindergarten? Dar Van Kampen from the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District says most districts go by the age of the child. Parents may consider head start or young fives programs and are encouraged to talk with the school directly if they don’t offer those programs.

Another concern some parents might have is if their child may border on autism or have other developmental concerns. OAISD recommends letting the school know about the concerns and they may be able to develop a strategy on how to deal with it.

The advice to parents is to get kids ready for learning by starting at home. Read to them every day and turn every moment into a learning opportunity.

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