Congrats! You’ve got a “BIG KID”! Here’s some advice from veteran parents on ways to make the big transition to kindergarten!

After months of researching elementary schools, going on tours, and basically talking the issue to death with my husband, we finally got it together to submit our application paperwork for a local SFUSD Kindergarten…. Now what?

SFUSD Enrollment season is upon us! This Friday, letters go out to students and families letting them know which schools they can enroll in in this fall. Now that my girls are in the 3rd grade, it is easy to forget the anxiety and worry that many parents are currently feeling. They say: “Hindsight is 20-20.” With that in mind, I thought I’d take a moment to provide some perspective for parents who may be nervous right now.

With all of the differing definitions of kindergarden and kindergarten readiness over time, across cultures and communities, and even between teachers and parents, how can families know if their youngsters are ready for their first day of school?