Kindergarten readiness

Children who enter kindergarten ready to learn are more likely to achieve positive academic outcomes through elementary and middle school, graduate from high school, continue on to post-secondary education, and experience better long-term economic outcomes.

Kindergarten readiness can be improved with education and health strategies but is heavily influenced by family stability and community supportiveness.

What improves kindergarten readiness rates?

Education and youth development strategies can provide academic preparation, social-emotional growth opportunities, and a stable caregiving environment for young children

Health and well-being strategies can support young children’s physical and cognitive growth and empower parents to better support their child’s development

How are you hoping to improve kindergarten readiness?

Education & youth development

Sample evidence-based strategies:

  • Early childhood quality rankings systems
  • Parent training and support
  • Preschool

Health and well-being

Sample evidence-based strategies:

  • Home visiting programs
  • Nutrition programs
  • School-based health programs

See all strategies to improve kindergarten readiness