New York State mandates that all children entering kindergarten are screened for early academic skills, speech-language skills, fine/gross motor skills, and vision/hearing. The screening is designed to give you an indication of your child's development in these areas and identify children who demonstrate weakness with their development. Support services may be available to assist your child with the kindergarten curriculum.It is important to keep in mind that the screening is only a snapshot of your child's abilities. Your child's kindergarten teacher will gain a thorough understanding of your child's abilities once your child is in school and becomes comfortable with the classroom environment. More information about your child's progress will be shared at the parent/teacher conferences in November.Support services that are available for your child if it is determined that he or she may need extra help may include:
- Academic Intervention Support (A.I.S)
- Speech Therapy
- OT/PT Consultation
- Social Worker Consultation
Hopefully you will have plenty of opportunities to work with your child on kindergarten readiness skills. Please remember to take a deep breath, have fun, and enjoy the summer. This is just the beginning to your child's educational career.