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How do I ensure my child is ready for kindergarten?

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Turning 5 isn’t the only indicator your child is ready for school. Children grow and develop in different ways and on their own timelines.

So consider these factors if your child is school-age:
  • Is she small for her age? Perhaps talk to your pediatrician, or future school, about waiting a year.
  • Is he socially immature? Perhaps talk to your pediatrician, or future school, about waiting a year.
  • Is she curious and eager about the world around her? Your child may be ready for school.
  • Is he eager to do things on his own to show his burgeoning independence? Your child may be ready for school.

  Looking for more information?

Click here for Palm Beach County's school immunization requirements and the van schedule from the Florida Department of Health.

Click here for information to help your child transition to kindergarten, from the Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County. 

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