Is my Child “School Ready”?

Children who attend high quality early education learning programs gain essential skills in language, math, problem solving and self-control. For every 100 children who start kindergarten behind, 90% are still behind 4 years later. Ensuring your child is ready for kindergarten starts with your participation in an Early Learning or VPK program.

Use this checklist to determine if your child is developmentally “school ready”.


While your child may not have every single skill by age 4, the checklist will give you a good indication of where your child stands compared to other children at this age enrolling in the program.