How Do I Know if My Child is Ready?
Schools use the child’s birth date to decide when they will enter school. In Iowa, if a child is five on or before September 15, they are eligible for school. Children develop at their own rate. Abilities and skills can develop unevenly, even in the same child. For example, one child may talk early and walk later, while another child the same age may walk early and talk later. There is no magic date when children are “ready”. Helping your child do some of the things listed in this series of articles will make adjusting to school easier.