School Readiness

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Social-emotional skills are critical for school readiness

As published in Forsyth Family Magazine (November 2017) New research is showing that school readiness is more than academic ability. Preschoolers are far more successful in school, and in life, when they are able to develop social-emotional-behavioral skills that enable them to pay attention, handle emotions, and adjust to situations. Research also shows that children [...]

What happens by age 5 lasts a lifetime

by Rebecca Nagaishi In the past, children were considered ready for kindergarten if they could say the ABC’s, count, identify colors, and write their first name. New brain research is helping us understand that there is much more to readiness than the academics. Readiness also means developing a group of skills referred to as executive [...]

To Help Kids Thrive, Coach Their Parents

To Help Kids Thrive, Coach Their Parents Adults can be taught to create an environment for success. NYTIMES.COM|BY PAUL TOUGH Sunday's The New York Times highlights the Chicago School Readiness Project that was developed by Dr. Cybele Raver of New York University. In the article, Paul Tough explains how the project proved that children living in [...]