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.