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What if my child will be starting kindergarten without having gone to any kind of preschool or daycare? Will he be behind in his skills?

In Topics: Kindergarten readiness
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Oct 14, 2011
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When children begin kindergarten, there is a wide range of skills that they possess. There are those children who have gone to preschool since the age of 2 or 3 and have learned some of the foundational skills. There are those children who have never attended a preschool, but their parents have worked with them on some of those skills. And then there are those children who enter kindergarten with very few of those foundational skills.

In addition, there are some children who are able to learn and pick up those skills easier than others. In short, your child probably will not be the only one entering kindergarten who hasn’t gone to a preschool.

Once the school year starts, your child's teacher should be able to give you suggestions of what you can do to help your child if there are any skills he needs to work on.

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LittlePeopleTeach
LittlePeopl... writes:
No. He might have some difficulty with the social piece because he has not had to "work things out" when he has been alone. You will be amazed at the progress he makes in one year. He will be like a sponge taking in everything-new friends, routines, teachers, procedures...
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No. He might have some difficulty with the social piece because he has not had to "work things out" when he has been alone. You will be amazed at the progress he makes in one year. He will be like a sponge taking in everything-new friends, routines, teachers, procedures...
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