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Kindergarten Readiness - Preparing Children for Success in School

The first day of Kindergarten is a big step for kids. Without the right preparation, many girls and boys can find themselves behind from the start, not ready emotionally, socially and developmentally. This is especially true for children from low-income families who may not have had significant exposure to structured learning environments before starting kindergarten.

Among the nearly 15 million children living in poverty in America, half are not ready for school by their fifth birthday. They’re more likely to start school with limited language skills, health problems and social and emotional problems that interfere with learning.

Research shows that the transition from early childhood care or home to kindergarten is a significant milestone in the lives of young children, their families and teachers. And when that transition is well planned, children have fewer adjustment problems and more continuous developmental progress.

Save the Children is proud to offer KinderBoost, a school readiness program helping kids and families familiarize