School Readiness is a public school program open to Minnesota children age 3 years to kindergarten enrollment. Usually, children are identified to participate in the program through Early Childhood Screening. School districts offer early childhood education programs and services unique to the needs of children and the resources in their communities. The goal of School Readiness is to help preschoolers enter school with the skills and behaviors necessary to be successful in future learning.
It is a priority of School Readiness to involve parents in their child’s learning and education. Research has shown that early childhood programs that involve parents and children working together are more effective than programs that only focus on the child. Involving families early encourages parents to play a more active role throughout their child’s education.