Is my child kindergarten ready?

Sandy Eiges, MA Education Consultant, shares advice for parents on how schools assess whether a child is ready or not to begin kindergarten and leave preschool
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Is my child kindergarten ready?

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How schools depend whether your child is ready for kindergarten depends on whether it is public school or private school. For public schools, there is a date that the state sets and all public schools abide by. As long as your child turns five by that date, your child is ready for kindergarten. Private schools look at it completely differently. They want to look at a set of skills to determine whether or not your child is ready for kindergarten. They will look at their cognitive abilities, their social emotional development, their gross motor skills, their fine motor skills, their ability to be in a group of kids of their age. And they will do a series of assessments to determine whether or not your child is able to be in their kindergarten at their school.

Sandy Eiges, MA Education Consultant, shares advice for parents on how schools assess whether a child is ready or not to begin kindergarten and leave preschool

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Sandy Eiges, MA

Education Consultant

Originally from New York, Sandy Eiges holds a master's degree in Social Work, and has worked in and around education her entire professional career. She has served as executive director for Save the Children's field office in Jerusalem, where she created and published a cultural diversity curriculum for grades 5-9. This curriculum was subsequently adopted by the Israel Ministry of Education. She also served on the executive board of UNICEF in Israel and created and ran after-school programs for latch-key children. She was, at one time, a charter school developer for a start-up Reggio-inspired K-8 school. Sandy was also the charter school developer for YouthBuild Charter School of California, a high school diploma program for out of school/out of work youth, located in Watts, East Los Angeles and El Monte; for which she also served as interim principal. She has a child who attended a Reggio-inspired preschool and who now attends a project-based elementary school. Inspired by her own quest for the right schools for her daughter, and her extensive research into schools in Los Angeles, Sandy started L.A. School Scout LLC. For the past six years she has helped families looking for the right fit in preschools, elementary schools, middle and high schools for their children.

When she’s not helping families find the school that’s right for them, she’s enjoying time at home with her relentlessly curious and brilliantly creative daughter, who is a constant inspiration for the hopes, dreams and ideas that drive her life. LA School Scout helps families make informed and thoughtful choices about the schools that will best suit them. Our mission is to promote, encourage and applaud children's enthusiasm for school and learning; take the mystery and anxiety out of the school finding process for parents; and provide families with comprehensive information on all of their educational choices.

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