For most students, the school year is coming to an end in the next few weeks. But as a parent, how do you know if your child is prepared for the next phase? Here is a simple checklist for your preschool or kindergarten child, to insure that key skills have been mastered (For children in 1st and 2nd grade, here's a 1st grade, 2nd grade academic end-of-the year checklist.) 


A child in the last year of preschool should:


At the end of the kindergarten year, a child should:


What should you do if your child has not mastered all of these skills at the end of preschool or kindergarten? Talk to your child’s teacher and see what the teacher suggests you should do over summer vacation to help your child. In addition, keep visiting my blog here at this summer, where I’ll be sharing some fun activities and learning games.


Editor’s note: Don't miss Connie's End-of-Year Checklist for Children in 1st and 2nd Grade).