Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?

A child who is five years old on or before September 30th is eligible to enroll in Golden Pond’s kindergarten that year. Most children who are five by this date will be able to make a successful start in the program.

It may be helpful to assess if your child is ready for Kindergarten further by asking the following questions:

Does your child…

  • Share and take turns?
  • Retell simple stories?
  • Enjoy being with others?
  • Tell his or her full name and age?
  • Recognize and write his or her name?
  • Understand number concepts?
  • Identify colors?
  • Begin to recognize lowercase letters?
  • Relate experiences?
  • Sit still for periods of time?
  • Draw simple figures?
  • Take care of personal property?
  • Put away toys?
  • Enjoy listening to stories?
  • Ask questions to gain information?
  • Listen to and follow multi-step directions?

If you answered yes to all or most of these questions, then your child is likely to be ready for our Full-day Kindergarten program. If you’d like to discuss enrolling your child for our Kindergarten program or want to discuss his or her readiness further, please feel free to contact us.