Preparing for Kindergarten
According to the 2015 Kindergarten Readiness report, only fifty-percent of Kentucky’s children are Kindergarten ready. The number is a bit higher for Oldham County children, at 66%. Children who participated in the study were tested in five areas: Academic/Cognitive, Language Development, Physical Development, Self-Help, and Social-Emotional Development.
The below chart compares Oldham County students to students across the state of Kentucky.
The Kentucky Department of Educations found that children enrolled in child care are far more likely to be ready to enter Kindergarten.
Prepare Your Child for School
“Your child is a miracle! By cuddling, talking, and reading, you help your child’s brain grow stronger. You are your child’s first and most important teacher, and your love makes all the difference in the world.”
Many parents don’t think about how successful their children will be in school when the child is just a few months old, but research shows that parental interaction is vital to healthy brain development in children. Read Keys to Great Parenting to learn tips for cuddling, talking, and reading with your child.
Written by Lauren State, Oldham County Extension Staff Assistant. Reviewed by Chris Duncan, Oldham County Family & Consumer Science Agent.