School Readiness

  • Children will understand and demonstrate healthy and safe habits.
  • Children will engage in healthy relationships and interactions with others as they develop a healthy concept of their personal identity.
  • Children will demonstrate interest, curiosity, persistence, and eagerness to learn.
  • Children will develop and demonstrate the ability to retain and connect new and familiar experiences to numerical knowledge.
  • Children will increase their oral language abilities and pre-literacy skills.
  • Parents will engage in the development, learning, and healthy well-being of their children.

The Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007 requires programs to address the school readiness of all the children they serve. According to § 1307.3 (b)(1)(i) and (ii),Head Start and Early Head Start programs must establish appropriate school-readiness goals in the essential child development domains: physical development and well-being, social-emotional development, approaches to learning, cognitive development, and language and literacy development.