School Readiness Resources

Ready for School, Ready for Life

School ready children have the social and academic knowledge, skills, and behaviors that set them up for lifelong learning. School readiness occurs when families, schools, and communities support children to be successful in school and in life.

All children grow and develop at their own pace. This list of skills, knowledge, and behaviors help children be prepared to enter school. Use these checklists to identify the skills you can help your child develop in order to prepare them for lifelong learning.

In LA County, some schools use tools that assess incoming kindergarteners on five areas of development – also known as “the five domains,” which provide insight into young children’s readiness for kindergarten. The five domains include social competence, emotional maturity, language and cognitive skills, communication skills and physical health and well-being.