Your child needs to have certain skills to be ready for school. As a parent, you are her first and most important teacher.Black mermaid with green ribbon top and "Parents Against Bullying" logo on her tail.

Check to see if your child is on track to be ready for kindergarten (PDF). What can you do to help your child?

For more extensive checklists and what to look, click on one of these four categories of development:

Here are some additional resources:

  • What Parents Need to Know is a step-by-step guide to arm you with tools and ideas to make sure you're giving your child a happy, healthy, and successful start in their first five years, and includes a school readiness checklist.
  • Norfolk Public Schools Enrollment Information
  • Virginia Department of Education Early Childhood School Readiness - This site has resources and information about how school readiness in Virginia.