School Readiness

Understanding School Readiness

School readiness is a combination of inner strengths and academic skills that will enable a child to participate, learn, and achieve success in both school and in life. Spending time with your child is the number one thing that you can do to support your child’s learning.

Preparing Your Child for Kindergarten and Beyond

Starting at birth, it is important to have quality social and academic instruction for your child. To prepare your child for a great start in the Core Competencies (Inner Strengths) and Academic Competencies (Knowledge and Skills), take a look at the tips in our School Readiness brochure and School Readiness Kit.

The following organizations provide helpful school readiness information and resources to parents, caregivers, child care providers, and other professionals working with children and families.

U.S. Department of Education

Common Core State Standards Initiative

First 5 California

Zero to Three (The School Ready Child)

How Kids Develop

California Department of Education (CDE) – Kindergarten in CA

California Department of Education (CDE) – Preschool Learning Foundations

Children and Families Commission of Orange County (Kid Builder PDF Books)

NAEYC for Families (Ready for Kinder Video)’m-ready-kindergarten-video

Reading Rockets

Colorín Colorado

PBS Parents (Learning Activities)

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