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We know raising children is both rewarding, and really, really hard, because we’ve been there. They grow up fast and there never seems to be enough time. Before you know it, your baby is heading off to kindergarten.

The information found in this section is designed to connect you to lots of great resources in your community that can help prepare your son or daughter for school.

We all just want the best for our children, no matter what stage of life. From the moment they are born, you are your child’s most important teacher. You are the expert here. You got this!


Together, we'll make it happen

What does it mean to be “ready" for school? School readiness means each child enters school with the basic skills allowing them to engage in and benefit from early learning experiences that best promote the child’s success.

Families, early care and education providers, school staff, and community partners must work together to provide environments and developmental experiences that promote growth and learning to ensure that all children in Kentucky enter school eager and excited to learn. Together, we make it happen.

The following list provides you with specific strengths and needs of each individual child. This list represents the hopes and aspirations for incoming students, not the expectations. Children develop at different rates, not every child will have mastered all the skills and behaviors at the beginning of a kindergarten program. School readiness skills and behaviors are not to be used to determine school eligibility; all children who meet the legal age requirement are entitled to a public-school education.

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