When it comes to sending a child to kindergarten, many parents need to ensure that their little one is ready for it, according to the Macomb Patch.
"I have found that mothers who are honest with themselves know whether their child is ready for kindergarten or not," kindergarten teacher Jan Williams told the news source. "Do they separate easily from the parent? Can they sit and enjoy a story? Are they interested in learning? Can they do things for themselves? These are just a few questions that a parent may ask when making this big decision."
Once you have established that a child is ready for kindergarten, there a few things to look out for, according to family.go.com. Look into the teacher-to-student ratio, as the better schools usually have assistants and a ratio of no more than four students per adult. In addition, look for good communication, as schools that send home notes with the child or respond quickly to phone calls and questions are usually the ones to go for.