Are your students required to read at a certain reading level, know a specific number of sight words, count and write to a certain number, etc? What makes a child ready? What are red flags to you that a child is NOT yet ready to begin first grade? Also, I sometimes get children who miss the public school kindergarten cut-off by a few days (i.e. a September 9th birthday). Would those children be allowed to enter first grade in your school district if I promote them to first grade, but you find that they don't read at the same level as you'd require from children who are promoted from your kindergarten?
I teach private kindergarten at a day care center (infants to kindergarten) in PA. The twelve children in my class will attend public first grade at four different school districts. Our center is NAEYC accredited and a Keystone Stars 4 star center. Basically, this means that my program is supposed to be play based and very heavy on child choice, so unlike in public scho...See More