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Is my child 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 if your child is school-age, consider these factors:
  • Is she small for her age? You may consider talking to your child's doctor, or future school, about waiting a year.
  • Is he socially immature? You may consider talking to your child's doctor, or future school, about waiting a year.
  • Is she curious about the world around her and eager to know more? 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 to explore an interactive graphic about preparing your child for school.

Click here for a list of recommended vaccinations, and the schedule in which a child should receive them.

Click here for a link to the Department of Health/Palm Beach County's School Immunizations Requirements and Van Schedule.

Click here for information on helping your child transition to kindergarten, from The Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County. 

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