DevelopmentalEarly and Middle Childhood

School Readiness

This clip discusses the United Ways school readiness initiative, and tells the story of Daniel Perez and his three young daughters.

The concept of readiness is used to refer to a time when the childs physical, cognitive, social, and emotional maturation are at a level to undertake new learning. Is it just the ability to learn that makes children ready for school, or are there other skills the children need to acquire or be ready to acquire?

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