Early Education

Kindergarten Readiness

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).

Page Last Updated on July 6, 2016