Since 2000, Vermont
has gathered information on the readiness of children
entering kindergarten by surveying kindergarten teachers
about the "readiness" of their students within the first
six to ten weeks of school. This effort to measure school
readiness is a collaborative project of the Vermont Agency
of Education, the Department of Children and Families, and
the Department of Health.
There are many
interpretations of what constitutes "readiness". Vermont's
concept of children's readiness is multidimensional; it
includes social and emotional development, communication,
physical health, as well as cognitive development,
knowledge, and approaches to learning (e.g., enthusiasm for
learning, persistence, curiosity).
For more information contact Manuela Fonseca, Early Education Coordinator, at (802) 828-3850 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Page Last Updated on March 6, 2014