Starting kindergarten is an exciting time for children and families. But along with the excitement, come questions about how to prepare and what to expect.
Children in Stamford are eligible for kindergarten in Stamford Public Schools (SPS) next school year if they are 5 years old on or before January 1, 2022. If your child will start kindergarten in September, here are a few things to keep in mind from now!
According to SPS, the pre-school skills that are helpful for kindergarten include, personal social skills, language & literacy skills, numeracy skills, physical & motor skills and creative skills.
SPS encourages you to begin preparing your child for kindergarten by engaging your child in conversation, encouraging your child to express his/her needs in full sentences, exposing your child to social situations with other children, working on self-help skills and reading with your child everyday.
If you’re looking for additional support preparing for the transition to kindergarten, check out www.hellokindergarten.org.
Do you still need to register your child for kindergarten in the fall? Click here for more information!