Definition of School Readiness:
School Readiness means that children are ready for school, families are ready to support their child's learning, and schools are ready for children.
Whether a child attends a center-based preschool setting, a home-based preschool setting, a Head Start, or parent-driven teachings, early "school" experiences can provide stability and consistency between settings for children.
What makes for a successful transition?
When collaboration and connections are strong, transitions can be effective for children and families as they make the move to kindergarten. When these transitions are successful, children and families are more likely to experience better long-term school success.
Kindergarten Transition Fam Jam Podcast: SD Statewide Family Engagement Center - Episode 07 (26:13)
South Dakota Kindergarten Standards and aligned activities:
Although the state of South Dakota also includes separate content standards for Educational Technology, School Library, Health Education, Physical Education, and World Language, these standards will be found embedded in the above content standard activities.