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By Denise Carey

Am I Ready to Begin Kindergarten?

Washington State Law requires that all children turn five years old before September 1st in order to start kindergarten that school year.  Here at YACS it is our experience that children need to be more than just a certain biological age to succeed in school.  Since children grow and mature at hugely different rates based on the character and personality given to them by God, we prefer to look at the individual child not just age.

Following is a basic checklist to help you determine if your child is not only old enough, but truly ready to begin more formal school:
If your child struggles in any of these areas, it may be in your child’s best interest to wait another year before beginning school. It is our goal to make your child’s kindergarten year the best one possible!