The Let’s Get Ready! A Family’s Guide to Supporting Kindergarten
Readiness is structured using the North Carolina Foundations for Early
Learning and Development (2013).
Foundations provide focus to the five areas of development that guide the understanding of what children
know and can demonstrate within the age range from birth to five years:
• Approaches to Play and Learning
• Emotional and Social Development
• Health and Physical Development
• Language and Communication Development
• Cognitive Development
Each section includes “I Can Statements” based on the Older Preschooler indicators from Foundations. These help children develop self-confidence and ownership of their learning. “I Can Statements” enable each child, family, and caregiver to work together to support the development and mastery of specific skills. (Reference: NC Dept. of Public Instruction/Office of Early Learning)
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