Kindergarten is often a new step in a child’s academic career. This is a time when they go from the more relaxed school setting that they got used to over the years to a more “serious” structured school setting.

However, there are certain things your child should know before they head to kindergarten. The first few years of a child’s life they will learn a lot, but there are specific things that you can teach them or help them understand to better prepare them for kindergarten.

Many pre-schools or child care centers that offer pre-k classes teach your kiddos different things to prepare them for the next step. But when you enroll your child at Montessori School of Chantilly, not only will we help get your kiddo ready for kindergarten, but they can attend kindergarten at our school! This allows for a flawless transition and your child to continue learning in the same style they have been. Our kindergarten program gives your child the ability to learn in the Montessori setting, while learning how a school setting works.

Whether your child attends kindergarten at Montessori School of Chantilly, or heads off to their next school, there are things they will need to know before reaching kindergarten. In this blog, we are going to talk about some of the important skills your child should have before starting their kindergarten year. Start working on these now, so your child is ready for next fall!

Easily Separate From You

When your child is new to the school or child care routine, separating from you at the beginning of the day can be hard for them. It may be overwhelming to your kiddo at first, but as they get used to it, separating from you will become easier. By the time they reach kindergarten, your child should be fine with separating from you.

Communicate Needs and Wants

As your child grows, work with them to verbalize what their needs are and how to communicate properly. Your kindergartener should be able to greet other students, ask for what they need, and communicate with the teacher properly. This will help them throughout the year and allow them to thrive socially.

Use Different Objects

Once in kindergarten, your child will be using many different objects and utensils. They should be able to use scissors, crayons, pencils, glue, forks, spoons, and other similar objects properly. Practice at home by having them feed themselves and having fun with crafts!

These are a few of the main things your kiddo should know! Some of the other things include:

  • How to handle a book
  • Write their names
  • Recognize some letters and their sounds
  • Count to 10

In a future blog, we will talk more about some of these tasks! If you want to give your child the jumpstart they need in their academic career, enroll them at Montessori School of Chantilly. Contact us to learn more!