Kindergarten Readiness

Parents often have questions about what is expected of children going into kindergarten. Attached is the Kindergarten Readiness sheet from the San Ramon Valley Unified School District. Programs differ by schools and by teachers. At Garden School, we hope your child has acquired all of the skills indicated on this sheet as well as emotional and social skills that will enable them to be successful in school.

Attached is also a sheet of the skills that we try to develop in our program. The success of a child entering school is not necessarily a factor of what he knows, but how he manages himself and how he approaches learning. Social and emotional skills facilitate learning. Not all children demonstrate proficiency in all areas, but there should be a trend of development. Many of these skills are a result of the home environment and emphasize the importance of spending time reading and talking to and with your child every day. Your child is only in preschool for 3 hours a day.

Our goal is not to “teach” your child what they will be learning in kindergarten. We try to enrich them and broaden their awareness of the world around them. The art, geography and science activities we have presented during the year provide the children with an awareness and a curiosity about a wide range of information. An awareness of phonics and the decimal system prepare them for the rote memorization that they will need over the next few years.

Kindergarten readiness is preparing a child for success in kindergarten.

Garden School Kindergarten Readiness Skills.

SRVUSD Kindergarten Readiness Skills.

Garden Montessori School, Preschool, Danville, Ca.

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