Is my child kindergarten ready?

Sandy Eiges, MA Education Consultant, shares advice for parents on how schools assess whether a child is ready or not to begin kindergarten and leave preschool
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Is my child kindergarten ready?

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How schools depend whether your child is ready for kindergarten depends on whether it is public school or private school. For public schools, there is a date that the state sets and all public schools abide by. As long as your child turns five by that date, your child is ready for kindergarten. Private schools look at it completely differently. They want to look at a set of skills to determine whether or not your child is ready for kindergarten. They will look at their cognitive abilities, their social emotional development, their gross motor skills, their fine motor skills, their ability to be in a group of kids of their age. And they will do a series of assessments to determine whether or not your child is able to be in their kindergarten at their school.

Sandy Eiges, MA Education Consultant, shares advice for parents on how schools assess whether a child is ready or not to begin kindergarten and leave preschool

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Sandy Eiges, MA

Education Consultant

Sandy Eiges, M.S.W., is the founder of L.A. School Scout™ LLC, the top city-wide admissions consulting company for preschool through college. She is not only knowledgeable about private and parochial schools, K-12, including boarding schools, but she is also an expert in explaining and navigating the myriad public school options as well. She has been interviewed for Spectrum News, Beyond the Brochure, the Los Angeles Times, the Hollywood Reporter, and is the school admissions expert on the website Kids in the House. Sandy is a professional member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA). For the past 15 years Sandy’s company, L.A. School Scout™ LLC, has helped parents with the planning and admissions process for preschool, elementary school, middle, high school and college for their children

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